Singapore Air Show 2016
#SGAirshow I am going to start by complaining. I came on Sunday 21st and had such a bad experience of getting in and getting out, in fact on the getting out was an experience that scared my kids, including a two year old, angered me massively and caused many people with kids and pushchairs to have to go against 1,000’s upon 1,000’s of pushing, barging people. This is when fights nearly started. All caused by your complete inconsiderate and incompetent staff. Including one idiot who would not lift a small fence up to allow us to squeeze through where it was safe. We then fought against the crowd, LITERALLY, to get back to where the idiot was stationed, but now on the other side of the fence to find him letting people through the fence the other way – you can imagine the outcome of that action. He should be sacked!!!
So #SGAirshow it is with major disappointment that I write this, as the pilots that put on the show were truly amazing yet again and I will write about them with nothing but a positive light, incredible they were. But the public organisation and human trafficking, and crushings that you caused was not amazing. In fact my kids were scared, my kids were crying, my 2 year old was being barged squashed – and and I will never put them through that again, so I am boycotting the show for 2018 and beyond, and suggest any families with small kids do the same, it was shocking.
But to the pilots and the acrobatic air show they supplied us for entertainment this day – WOW!!! These guys and their support teams are just incredible. The show was breath-taking, with man and machine really pushing themselves to the limit. It was brilliant, and well worth the sun-burn and stiff neck from staring upwards in to a sunny sky ha ha!!! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, with a little commentary from yours truly. Yes for some I have applied a filter to be a tad artsy, but also to show off what these guys were doing, like the flares coming from the fighter plane, which was an OMG moment when the pilot performed that incredible piece of flying.
|The first of the two flying spectacles. Look at these guys, and the perfect symmetry of the shape. It’s beyond words…|
|A beautiful blue sky background, almost like it was ‘green-screened’ for a block-buster film. WOW!|
|I have applied a black & white filter to this one as the sky for once went a little overcast, but I really didn’t want to lose this picture as the shape and the smoke plumes just look so beautiful.|
|Back to blue skies and another straight flight of the plumes. Mesmerising. The crowd was ooohing and aaahhing almost like watching fireworks. We were all clapping too, like the pilots could hear ha ha. But so well deserved.|
|I might get this one made in to a canvas – I just love this snap. It is just beautiful.|
|Then at the bottom of that arching maneuver, they spread out and shoot at high speed all over the sky.|
|The comes the next death defying stunt. Two of the jets flying head to head at break-neck speed, and rolling at what looks like the last second to avoid a collision. Everyone around me literally held their breath, I am not joking!!!|
|But as the two jets pass, I then see in my view finder another jet fast approaching from the right. WTF…|
|Yes folks – not one head to head stunt, but a second two jets come in fast, and…|
|Yep they seemingly miss by millimetres as well. Look at this. They are so so close, I wonder if they wink at each other, or flick the bird for fun?|
|Of they go now, almost braiding. Rolling over each other in a barrel roll x2 jets, under and over the three in the middle. Notice as well that they are going upside down as they do this. Loved this one.|
|Here come now a couple more just stunning shots of the smoke plumes and arching rolls, high up in the clouds…|
|And with no zoom you can see how far they fly this formation from the top of the arch. Again so so close to each other.|
|Light shining of the jets as they zoom past the crowing crowd.|
|Love it, I just love this shot…|
|Amy’s turn next. Really good fun this – well done Changi Airport.|
|Here we all are on screen too doing the colouring in. Even yours truly with camera taking this picture.|
|Now this is my snap of us having now scanned Jude’s colouring. See the plane on the runway now livered up with Jude’s colouring in. Seriously how cool is this!!! It’s brilliant.|
|And here is his plane in his colours flying over and around Changi Airport. Amazing!!!|
|Next up is Amy’s colourings on her plane. Love the tail markings, and the flowers.|
|It’s so hot now, Mary has disappeared under some shade. But my little Jude is asking; ‘Daddy, plane…” So off we go to explore more, and had a lovely walk all the way round all the planes.|
|He then started to pluck up courage in a big way, and wanted photos with all the pilots. Pilots of all nations too. Here we are in America with the Marines and Navy fliers. One of Baby Jude’s new best mates.|
|He was so funny; “Dad plane, Dad Uncle..”
“OK so does Jude want to go and have a picture with Uncle at the plane?”
And off he would wander on his own and pose. So so funny and so so cute.
|I like this one. It looks like the plane was designed for him, well actually it’s a drone, but it’s his size ha ha.|
|Final one of Jude and his new buddies – this time with our Singaporean boys. Great photo. One day Ollie and Jude may be standing there doing the same at the show???|
|In comes a B52 – this thing is MASSIVE. It had been flying for 8 hours already, and arrived on cue to perform a fly past.|
|Single jet flying again now, again this one amazes me. Beautiful snap of this jet, sun shining on it, and the air foils rolling off its wing tips – again back to mesmerising.|
|A new one for me now, never seen this before. A head to head with a fighter jet and an attack helicopter. I tell you this got some gasps from the crowd. Whoever thought this idea up is a genius. Again look at how close they are. WOW.|
|And then down he goes at a steeper angle, again deploying the flairs. Double wow!!!|
|And then we have Baby Jude’s. Wow Baby Jude that is incredible. I want to fly on that all the time please.|
So folks there you have it – a great wonderful and disappointing day all in one.
Singapore Air Show you need to buck your ideas up if I am ever to come back.
Which really is such a shame, as you can see from the shots, I love watching the amazing talent of the pilots. What a show they put on, unlike the rest of the experience.