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RSAF's Black Knights vow to wow with new moves at this year's Singapore Airshow

Published on Jan 23, 2014 6:00 PM

From a slow, measured glide to heart-stopping nosedives, spectators at this year's Singapore Airshow can look forward to eight new aerial manoeuvres by the Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) elite Black Knight pilots.

The Black Knights, who will make their first appearance since the event's inaugural edition six years ago, unveiled their new moves at a high-octane aerial display in Tuesday's media preview. The same 22-minute display will also be put up at the Airshow, which will be held on Feb 11 to 16 at the Changi Exhibition Centre.

The highlights are four complex and intricate manoeuvres, including two which will be performed for the first time in the world by a F-16 aerobatic team.

The first manoeuvre, dubbed "Twist and Shout", involves four Black Knights repeatedly changing positions while flying in a "V" formation. It is rivalled in difficulty perhaps only by the "Double Inverted Wrap" in which two Knights fly upside down, while two others spiral around them.

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