Singapore Airshow 2016: A mighty display of power

A queue (left) forms as visitors wait for a chance to sit in the cockpit of an F-15SG from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, probably the closest they will ever get to such a fierce fighter. It is not all strictly a display of macho military might
The Black Eagles Aerobatic Team did not allow an overcast sky to put them in the shade as these pilots from the Republic of Korea Air Force thrilled the crowds with their dazzling manoeuvres. ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG
A queue (left) forms as visitors wait for a chance to sit in the cockpit of an F-15SG from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, probably the closest they will ever get to such a fierce fighter. It is not all strictly a display of macho military might
A queue (above) forms as visitors wait for a chance to sit in the cockpit of an F-15SG from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, probably the closest they will ever get to such a fierce fighter. It is not all strictly a display of macho military might, however, as these cosplayers lighten up the mood in front of an RSAF AH-64D Apache Long Bow Helicopter. ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG
A queue (left) forms as visitors wait for a chance to sit in the cockpit of an F-15SG from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, probably the closest they will ever get to such a fierce fighter. It is not all strictly a display of macho military might
The reflection of the US Marine Corps' MV-22 Osprey is seen in a water puddle at the static display site, which featured more than 40 aircraft. ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG
A queue (left) forms as visitors wait for a chance to sit in the cockpit of an F-15SG from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, probably the closest they will ever get to such a fierce fighter. It is not all strictly a display of macho military might
A queue forms as visitors wait for a chance to sit in the cockpit of an F-15SG from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, probably the closest they will ever get to such a fierce fighter. It is not all strictly a display of macho military might, however, as these cosplayers (above) lighten up the mood in front of an RSAF AH-64D Apache Long Bow Helicopter.ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG

Visitors to the Singapore Air Show 2016 were treated to some stunning sights - and sounds - yesterday. Adrian Lim reports.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 21, 2016, with the headline 'A mighty display of power'. Print Edition | Subscribe