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Singapore "much like Seoul": Korean pilot performing at Singapore Airshow

Published on Feb 11, 2014 8:45 PM

Despite not being used to the weather here, Captain Lee Sang-Wook of the Korean Air Force's Black Eagles aerobatics squad still finds Singapore a "beautiful city".

The 32-year-old Seoul native, who spoke to The Straits Times last Thursday, said he found the heat "a little difficult to deal with" after arriving from wintry Korea, where temperatures are currently at sub-zero.

That aside, he added, through a translator: "Singapore is a very beautiful city and country, much like Seoul. I feel at home here."

The eight pilots from the team are closely monitoring the temperature and humidity here, to ensure that weather conditions do not affect their performance when they take to the skies this week in a 20-minute aerial stunt, he said.

The Black Eagles aerobatic team of South Korean Air Force (ROKAF) perform with their T-50 aircraft during the Singapore Airshow in Singapore on Feb 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
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