Preview to Singapore Airshow 2008

I have been planning to get tickets to the Singapore Airshow 2008 , which is around 100 bucks for 4 admission tickets and 1 car pass. The organizer had been very slow in putting up information on their website thus the procrastination in getting the tickets and I was glad I did.

Last week I managed to grab some free preview tickets for the show. It would be great if Daddy was around as he is definitely a better narrator when it comes to explaining and naming out the different aircrafts. As much as I love bringing Mal to the show, I dread the crowd, walking the vast and almost borderless exhibit area under the scorching hot sun and it didn’t help when I was popping flu tablets the night before. It was a hard battle for me to decide whether to go or to forsake the preview tickets. Eventually, the rational mind won over the fatigue body…and I am not so sure I made the right choice.

The static air display was a real let down. We only managed to see 3 pathetic planes at the display, the Apache, Chinook and the F16 Fighting Falcons. I was disappointment yet relieved. Relieved because due to the few display, we had less walking to do and I had less to stress about when it comes to explaining to Mal the different aircrafts we saw.

For the aerobatic airshow, there was no Red Arrows, Blue Angels or Thunderbirds. Instead we had our very own Black Knights, this time featuring all 6 Falcons instead of 2 Falcons and 4 Skyhawks a few years back. The thundering jet engines and afterburner cracking through the low clouds were about the only consolation we get for turning up for the show. I love the noise 🙂 Luckily for the low clouds that day, the Black Knights had to perform at a lower altitude than usual, heehee 🙂

A check on the airshow site finally shows that the Australian Roulettes will be invited to perform on actual day when the show opens to public. Still I wasn’t sure whether I should dump in 100 bucks just to watch a few more turboprop training aircrafts doing stunts.

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5 comments

  1. iemuhs says:

    I have tickets for 2 adults and 1 child for this sat airshow. Bought the child ticket for Ruixiang only to realised that he doesn’t need it since he’s under 2. I am letting them all go at $20, since we went for the preview and Ruixiang does not seem exactly interested, and Zhongjie’s will also be working this Sat. Let me know if you are keen. 🙂

    Did not see you at the show, but we bumped into Lilian and Emily. 🙂

  2. 4MalMal says:

    Hey sumei,
    I went last Friday, maybe different day as you. I bumped into Elaine though…almost can ask her autograph for me since she is Mrs Black Knight No. 2 now hahha! Did you have better luck for the static display?

  3. Junette says:

    Hi Gals..

    We will be gg for the airshow this sat..haha i just pray that Jayla will be ok thru out.
    Fang, will email u if i have more pics of the static display.

  4. iemuhs says:

    Hey Aifang,

    Nope, did not have better luck with the static display. I think they are still in the process of preparing for this weekend’s airshow.. the actual show should be better. 🙂

    Hey June,
    Have fun this weekend! 🙂

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