Black Knights to wow crowds with 22 aerial manoeuvres over Jubilee weekend

The Black Knights are set to wow the crowds this Jubilee weekend with their heart-stopping manoeuvres.
The Black Knights are set to wow the crowds this Jubilee weekend with their heart-stopping manoeuvres. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM NG ENG HEN / FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - The Black Knights are set to wow the crowds this Jubilee weekend with their heart-stopping manoeuvres.

At noon each day from Aug 7 to 9, the six Republic of Singapore Air Force Black Knights will be performing 22 heart-stopping manoeuvres in the skies just off the Marina Barrage, in one of their grandest shows yet.

This is the first time they will be performing in front of the public there.

The aerobatic performance will last about 25 minutes, and include never before seen aerial displays. They include the Double Heart, where four pilots form two concentric hearts with their smoke trails; and the Dedication Pass, where four pilots arc across the skies in a diamond formation while the remaining two spiral around their smoke trails.

Colonel Nalpon Patrick Selvan, chairman of the Black Knights Flying Display committee, said the entire aerial display took about six months to conceptualise.

"Each pilot spent about 200 hours in the air training," said Colonel Nalpon at a media preview of the performance on Monday.