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RSAF Open House 2011 – Bloggers Exclusive

2011 May 28
by Victor TAN


On an Apache Helicopter

I went for a preview of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Open House 2011 on Monday afternoon, by the invitation of MINDEF Public Affairs. For the first time in my life, I managed to get up close to an Apache Helicopter!


Of course, this is not exclusive to the Bloggers invited – The public will be able to get up close with the latest RSAF aircraft and weapon systems like the F-15SG fighter aircraft at the RSAF Open House 2011 too!

The Red Lions

I was truly wowed by the aerial display by the RSAF fighter jets and helicopters, as well as the parachuting by the Red Lions!  The display will takes place twice daily at 11.00am and 4.30pm.


Taken from the Chinook helicopter

We also managed to get a ride on the Chinook Helicopter! The aircraft rides on the RSAF’s C-130 and Fokker-50 transport aircraft, the Chinook helicopter and the Singapore Youth Flying Club’s DA-40 will be made available through a balloting system!  Each ride will last about 30 minutes and each winner will be entitled to two boarding passes!

Fighter Jets

There are a lot more at the RSAF Open House 2011 that we did not get to preview as they were still setting up, so do visit the RSAF Open House 2011 official site at for more information!

RSAF Open House 2011 – When, where and how to get there?

The RSAF Open House 2011 is open to the public on 28 May 2011 from 9.30am to 7pm and 29 May 2011 from 8.30am to 7pm. Admission is free and visitors are advised to take the free shuttle service from Eunos and Hougang Bus Interchanges as there are limited car parks at the Paya Lebar Airbase.

For the rest of the photos that I’ve taken, check out my facebook photo album! Thank you MINDEF Public Affairs for this invitation!

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