Pushing their flying skills to the limit

The team of six fighter pilots and two weapon system officers involved in the fighter jets' aerial display: (from left) Cpt Low Wei Liang, Cpt Dominic Wong, Cpt Paul-Matthew Lim, Major Chang Haw Ning, Major Lloyd Lin, Cpt Matthew Foo, Cpt Pee Jun Yon
The team of six fighter pilots and two weapon system officers involved in the fighter jets' aerial display: (from left) Cpt Low Wei Liang, Cpt Dominic Wong, Cpt Paul-Matthew Lim, Major Chang Haw Ning, Major Lloyd Lin, Cpt Matthew Foo, Cpt Pee Jun Yong and Cpt Caspar Ng.PHOTO: REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE

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It may have been over in under 30 minutes, but the slick aerial manoeuvres by the F-15SG and F-16C fighter jets and the Apache attack helicopters over the National Day weekend took months of training and planning to execute.

A team of six fighter pilots and two weapon system officers for the planes and six pilots for the Apaches were involved, along with over 200 Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) personnel that ran ground operations, provided logistics support and managed traffic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2018, with the headline 'Pushing their flying skills to the limit'. Print Edition | Subscribe