Youngest RSAF Black Knight maintains calm to cope with pre-show excitement
As the date of the Singapore Airshow draws near, Captain Devdutt Sasidharan of the RSAF's Black Knights is striving to maintain his cool as the pre-show excitement builds up.
"I try to treat every flight as a training flight, to not have the pressure of performing in front of an audience. When I step into the cockpit, I try to be calm and focus on the task at hand," said Captain Sasidharan, who at 28 is the youngest of the six Black Knight pilots performing this year. He is flying the role of right wingman on the squad.
Flying with more experienced pilots has also pushed him to up his game, he said.
"Being the youngest, I don't have that many flying hours compared to them, so I have to match up to their standards."