To commemorate the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)'s 50th anniversary (RSAF50) and to appreciate Singaporean's support for the RSAF, the RSAF is organising a series of events (see below) to celebrate this milestone year with fellow Singaporeans, friends and partners.
RSAF50@Singapore Airshow 2018
RSAF50@Singapore Airshow 2018. The RSAF will be participating in the Singapore Airshow (SA) 2018 from 6 to 11 February 2018. President Halimah Yacob will officially launch the RSAF50 celebrations on 7 February 2018 at SA18, unveil the commemorative RSAF50-themed F-15SG, and make her contribution to the RSAF50 Mural. During SA18, members of the public will be able to visit the RSAF50 Pavilion, view the RSAF assets on static display and enjoy the integrated aerial display performances by the RSAF. The RSAF static display will feature twice the number of RSAF assets on display as compared to past airshows. There will also be several new highlights, including a mock-up runway with Airfield Landing Aids to provide visitors with a unique experience in the pavilion, realistic aircraft and weapon system simulators integrated for an enhanced "flying" experience, and an aircraft arming demonstration. The aerial display will feature two F-16Cs and one F-15SG fighter aircraft performing breath-taking aerobatic manoeuvres that will showcase the speed and power of the F-15SG, as well as the agility and precision of the F-16s.
To reach out to fellow Singaporeans to show our appreciation for their support, the RSAF will bring the RSAF50 celebrations into the Heartlands. From March to May 2018, members of the public will be able to join in the celebrations at five Heartlands locations, namely Toa Payoh, Sembawang, Punggol, Bedok, and Jurong East. Minister for Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen will be the Guest-of-Honour for the official launch of the RSAF50@Heartlands during the first exhibition at Toa Payoh. RSAF50@Heartlands will feature exhibits on the RSAF and selected RSAF's platforms on static display. The public can also see special highlights and demonstrations that are unique to each Heartland location. For the first time, visitors would be able witness live helicopter operations at the RSAF50@Sembawang.
RSAF50@Marina Barrage will be held over the National Day weekend (11 & 12 August 2018). Singaporeans are invited to bring their families for a picnic at the Marina Barrage. The highlight for RSAF50@Marina Barrage will be the commemorative RSAF50 aerial flypast comprising more than 20 RSAF flying assets and aerial displays by the F-15SG, F-16C/Ds and AH-64Ds.
Following military tradition, there will be a parade to commemorate RSAF50. The RSAF50 parade will be held on 1 September 2018 in-conjunction with the RSAF's anniversary. The parade will feature a parade march-past, a mobile column, and a Salute-to-the-Nation flypast. The Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft will also make its first public appearance at the RSAF50 Parade. The Guest-of-Honour will be Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong who will also contribute and complete the RSAF50 Commemorative Mural.