Aerial Display Timings and other Information You Should Know
Bookmark this site for information on aerial display timings for NDP 2018 for we promise you 2018’s NDP will be significantly different from the past.
Take a peek onboard the RSAF Super Puma during the Aerial Flypast!
We are Singapore
Singapore’s National Day Parade is an annual celebration for the entire country. This year’s theme, ‘We are Singapore’ celebrates the essence of what makes us ‘Singapore’. It promises to be a moving and inclusive tribute to the everyday folks who make up the very DNA of our nation. This includes revisiting all-time favorite NDP tunes (love this year’s NDP theme song!) as well as hearing inspiring tales of extraordinary Singaporeans who had overcome major challenges in their lives to reach their dreams.
Special Parade Features and Timings.
Included in this year’s parade are these new elements:
Sky-diving Navy Divers – For the first time in NDP history, the Navy Divers from the Republic of Singapore Navy will parachute down and dive straight into the bay in full combat gear. Think Red Lions in wet suit and flippers! This is no mean feat as wearing dive suits and flippers affect the dynamics of skydiving significantly.
‘Winged’ Red Lions – The perennial favourites, The Red Lions from the Singapore Armed Forces will don winged suits for the very first time as part of their parachute drop. This will allow them greater maneuverability in the air as they approach the drop zone. Look out for them!
RSAF50 Aerial Display – The Republic of Singapore Air Force celebrates its 50th year. In addition to their RSAF50 in the Heartlands roadshows, the RSAF will wow the crowd with an aerial display and flypast that Singapore has not seen before. In fact, more than 20 over aircraft from the RSAF will be involved in this year’s NDP. These fly past will be during the pre-parade and parade segment.
Aerial Displays and Fireworks Timings.
Timings and details may subject to change closer to actual parade day. Keep your heads, eyes and cameras to the sky to witness these special aerial displays:
5:45 – 5:50 – RSAF HERON Unmanned Aerial Vehicle display. For this, you may not see the HERON but do keep your eyes on the screen – the HERON can see you!
5:50 – 6pm: RSN Navy Divers parachuting from the RSAF C130.
6pm – 6:10pm: The RSAF Red Lions parachuting from Super Puma helicopters
6:55pm- 7 pm: The State Flag Flypast (1 RSAF Chinook , 2 AH-64 Apache helicopters.)
7pm – 7:15pm: (In order of appearance after National Flag Fly-past)
- Salute to the Nation (Five F15Sg Fighter Jets)
- RSAF 50 Aerial Flypast (One C130 and two F-50 Fokker aircraft, one Chinook, two Super Pumas, two AH-64 Apaches, one S-70b Naval ‘Seahawk’ Helicopter, One KC-135 ‘Stratotanker’ , one G-550 airborne early warning aircraft, two F16D Fighter Jets)
- ‘Heart’ Manoeuvre by two F16C/D Fighter Jets
- High-G and Vertical climb by RSAF50 F15SG Fighter Jet
The aircrafts will come in from the LEFT of Marina Bay Sands Hotel right from the back of the Floating Platform stage. Audience at the floating platform will get a premium view of seeing the aircrafts coming head-on!
Take a peek onboard the RSAF Super Puma during the flypast!
8:00pm – 8:20 pm: Fireworks display. There is a short round of fireworks after the final taking of the National Pledge and singing of the National Anthem.
We hope these info will be helpful to families who want to soak in the NDP action at the Marina Bay area. Majulah Singapura!
For updated info of NDP 2018 proceedings, please visit: https://www.ndp.org.sg/gallery.html