Letting his dreams fly

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Goh Jun Hwan, eight, dreams of becoming a pilot. Yesterday, he got a taste of what navigating a fighter jet is like when he tried out an F-16 aircraft simulator in Bedok. The simulator was part of an event to celebrate the Republic of Singapore Air Force's golden jubilee. Called RSAF50@Heartlands, it is on a two-day stopover in Bedok that ends today. Other simulators on display include one for a missile system that can be used to target and fire missiles at other aircraft. Some 40,000 visitors are expected over the two days. The event has been to three other heartland locations before this, and Jurong East residents can look forward to the fifth and final instalment of RSAF50@Heartlands on the last weekend of May.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 13, 2018, with the headline 'Letting his dreams fly'. Print Edition | Subscribe