UK's Red Arrows aerobatic team to thrill Singapore again on Oct 13

Britain's Red Arrows will perform in Singapore at noon on Oct 13 in a 30-minute fly-past around the Marina Bay area.
Britain's Red Arrows will perform in Singapore at noon on Oct 13 in a 30-minute fly-past around the Marina Bay area. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE UK

SINGAPORE - The Red Arrows are set to dazzle Singapore crowds again after last thrilling fans more than a decade ago.

The aerobatic team of the Britain's Royal Air Force will soar high into the Singapore sky at noon on Oct 13 in a 30-minute fly-past around the Marina Bay area.

The performance involves 10 planes and is free of charge.

The Red Arrows were first here in 1986, then 1996 and most recently in October 2003.

Red Arrows pilots fly the BAe Systems Hawk T. Mark 1, which is being used by the RAF as an advanced fast jet trainer. Each Hawk carries a bullet-shaped pod under its belly that enables the aircraft to emit red, white or blue smoke plumes during its aerobatics routine.

One of the world's premier aerobatic display teams, they are known for their Diamond 9 Formation.

The visit to Singapore is part of the team's visit to the Middle East and Asia, including countries like China, India and Malaysia to contribute to a campaign to showcase the best of what Britain has to offer.

 

During the visit the Red Arrows will take part in programmes that will promote Britain's long standing relations in Singapore aimed at increasing trade and investment. They will also be part of Rolls-Royce's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Event at the company's Seletar Campus on Oct 13.

British High Commissioner to Singapore Scott Wightman said: "We are excited by the visit of the Red Arrows and their participation in a number of activities in Singapore that will deepen the strong ties between Singapore and the UK."

Fans of the Red Arrows can use the hashtag #RedArrowsinSG across all social media platforms to get up to date information on the team's movement.