Ready to soar for Singapore's Golden Jubilee

Six F-16C Fighting Falcons, one united team. These are the Black Knights - the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aerobatics team - flying in formation over the South China Sea. 	This year's team, the 14th in the RSAF's history, was formed six mo
Six F-16C Fighting Falcons, one united team. These are the Black Knights - the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aerobatics team - flying in formation over the South China Sea. This year's team, the 14th in the RSAF's history, was formed six months ago and has been hard at work, training five days a week for this weekend's celebrations to mark Singapore's 50th birthday. First formed in 1973, the Black Knights are made up of some of the best fighter pilots. Only instructors with at least 500 flying hours were eligible to make this year's team. See the Community pages for more photographs as The Straits Times brings you exclusive coverage of their training.SEE HOME B14-15ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Six F-16C Fighting Falcons, one united team. These are the Black Knights - the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aerobatics team - flying in formation over the South China Sea.

This year's team, the 14th in the RSAF's history, was formed six months ago and has been hard at work, training five days a week for this weekend's celebrations to mark Singapore's 50th birthday.     

First formed in 1973, the Black Knights are made up of some of the best fighter pilots. Only instructors with at least 500 flying hours were eligible to make this year's team.

See the Community pages for more photographs as The Straits Times brings you exclusive coverage of their training.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2015, with the headline 'Ready to soar for Singapore's Golden Jubilee'. Print Edition | Subscribe