Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Where Eagles Fly

Asian Aerospace 2006

Over the last week, Singapore opened her doors to the Asian Aerospace for the last time. Not missing the last few shows, this year was no exception as I made it down to Changi. The next AA will be held in Hong Kong and Singapore will come up with her own "Singapore Airshow". Some of the special attractions this year; The Airbus A380 (one large bird), F-15 Strike Eagle (Singapore's newly ordered fighter bomber) and..... and... that's about it... really....haha

BUT I did take some pictures and if you didn't pay 21 dollars to catch the show... here are some of the highlights


F-15 Strike Eagle doing her flips and turns, agile and fast, this all-weather strike fighter entered service in 1988 and has proven itself to be a formidable foe in many theatres of combat.


Afterburners


The Highly Anticipated Airbus A380, the largest commercial plane to date topping the Boeing 747.


Donning the SIA colours which proudly announce "first to fly" the A380


The Apache Man; The AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicoptor made her appearance at the AA. These aircraft boast a whole arsenal of rockets and hellfire missiles to kick the shit out of enemy armour. I won't want to be sitting in a Tank with an Apache lurking behind the treeline.


Silver Bullets; Right out of some vampire slaying movie, these rounds are 30mm in diameter- To be used on the Apache's M230 Gun.


Nice nose; One of the other planes at the show. Not only were military planes on display, there were a host of other planes like trainers and private jets on show.


Bold Tigers


The KC-135 StratoTanker, Is an air-to-air refueling plane. "Petrol" kiosks in mid air, these guys extend the reach of Airpower to ensure that the airforce gets anywhere, anytime.


Sexy Beast; One of my favourite planes, the B-1B Lancer is a long range strategic bomber in service with the USAF.


Together with the B-52 Stratofortress and the B-2 Spirit, they form the backbone of the US' long range bomber force.

See you at the Singapore Airshow in a few years time! I hope that whatever comes after AA would not only match up to it, but surpass the standards that we have gotten used to for such a long time.

4 Comments:

At 11:07 PM, Anonymous ganesH said...

cool pics from the airshow. missed out on this year's show though :(
hey brother. . i need to ask u something regarding the pic u took at bangkok & some photography questions. I cudn't find your email on your blog so cud u pls email me at boomerangx@gmail.com ?
If u are on msn, let me know so that i'll add u too. :) thanks a ton!

 
At 7:47 AM, Blogger Draven said...

OMG, u took a pic of the Lancer...y didn't i see the Lancer...WHERE THE HELL WAS THE LANCER???

 
At 7:47 AM, Blogger Draven said...

Eh, y don't u get a chatbox?

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger siyang said...

Thanks Ganesh.. I've emailed you!
well.. next time there will be the Singapore Airshow... hope it will be better than the AA

J: u were there for 2 days.. and u missed one of the largest planes on display...I don't want a chat box, can't be bothered with that :p

BTW Sunday's weather SUCKED for picture taking, overcast sky... terrible TERRIBLE

 

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