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August 06, 2008

Singapore Air Force RSAF Open House 2008

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Singapore Air Force RSAF Open House 2008

The Republic of Singapore Air Force RSAF celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2008. As part of the celebrations, the Singapore Air Force RSAF Open House 2008 will be held on 30 August 2008 and 31 August 2008 at Paya Lebar Airbase. Admission to the RSAF Open House 2008 is free for the public, from 9am to 7pm daily.

Highlights of the two-day Singapore Air Force RSAF Open House 2008 include:

Aerial Displays
Watch the F16 Fighting Falcons, AH64 Apache Attack Helicopters, CH47 Chinook underslung operations and the Red Lions parachute free fall displays and be awed by them all.

Static Displays
Touch and feel the F16 Fighting Falcon Black Knight, AH64 Apache and Hermes 450 amongst the static displays. Black Knight pilots will also be making special appearances, although I’m unsure if you can ‘touch and feel’ them!

Real Aircraft Rides
Ride in a real C130 Hercules, Fokker 50 or CH47 Chinook aircraft. And be airborne to watch the Singapore Air Force RSAF Open House 2008 from high up in the air! Children will love this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Lucky Draws will determine who flies and who cries.

Hot Air Balloon Rides
For the first time ever, Hot Air Balloon ride will be available at the RSAF Open House 2008! Participate in the Hot Air Balloon Ride Lucky Draw and win a 150-feet lift up in the air.

Air Force Museum
Learn about the history of the Singapore Air Force RSAF from its inception till today. This will likely be one of the better ways to beat the scorching heat, as the Air Force Museum cool air-conditioning. Read my post on visit to Air Force Museum here.

Kids Zone
The Kids Zone has been set up to entertain children. They can enjoy fantastic times at the carnival game stores and participate in many kid-friendly activities while waiting for the Hot Air Balloon Rides or Aircraft Rides lucky draw results.

Photo Taking in RSAF Uniform
For a fee, you can dress up your children in RSAF uniform with an Air Force-related backdrop to take photographs as mementoes.

Get close to MediaCorp artistes Jessica Liu and Dawn Yeoh LIVE! Be entertained, play stage games and win prizes! SAFRA Radio will be there, the SAF Music and Drama Company will show their flair. The SAF Provost Unit's Silent Precision Drill Squad will dazzle with their footwork and precision rifle drills.

Flight Simulator Visits
Catch the shuttle service to the Flight Simulator Centre and get the rush as you fly RSAF aircrafts on the advanced simulator systems that are used to train pilots. Adults and children can try it to see if they have what it takes to be a Top Gun!

Five Segments at the RSAF Pavilion will showcase the 40 years of development in the RSAF and its transformation into the 3rd Generation Air Force. Take a walk through the Heritage Segment to witness the transformation journey of RSAF, the Structure Segment to learn more about the newly set-up RSAF Operational Commands, the Operational Concept segment to learn how RSAF exploits new Operational Concepts to maximise the use of air power for SAF, the People Segment to see recent humanitarian and peace keeping operations and the Technology Segment for latest developments in RSAF.

Commemorative Stamps
As this is the 40th Anniversary of the RSAF since founding in 1968 as the Singapore Air Defence Command, 5 commemorative stamps with the First Day Cover and Presentation Pack will be officially launched on 28 Aug 08 at all SingPost Post Offices. Visitors to the RSAF Open House 2008 can buy them to keep a piece of Singapore’s military aviation heritage.

Fund Raising Event
SAF Officers' Wives Club will raise funds at a booth filled with used books, aircraft models and RSAF memorabilia for sale. Collect your favourite RSAF or aviation-related souvenirs and help charities including the SAF Benevolent Fund and Food From the Heart.

How To Get There
Free shuttle bus services from Hougang SBS Transit Bus Interchange and Eunos SBS Transit Bus Interchange. Free Shuttle Service- operating hours: 0830 hrs to 2000 hrs

Security Advisory
For security reasons, do not carry any sharp objects such as knives, paper cutters, etc, Cameras are allowed, but not telephoto lenses that are 500mm and beyond.

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HPL said...

Hi there

Happened to see your blog while googling. Great site!

The 'R' in RSAF = Republic, not Royal


Jinghui said...

This would be a great event !

You bringing your family to the carnival ? I am planning to go on the saturday tentatively !

Seen This Scene That said...

Oops. I have replaced the mistake.

Seen This Scene That said...

Hi jinghui,

The kids are thrilled, hoping for good weather and the luck of the draw for a ride of their lives!

Stardust said...

Sulk, SULK, SULKING... My favourites have never been kind to me. I'm not home early enough !! Sniff... will you go on my behalf then? =P Share your findings! =D

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