30 Jun '17, 2am

[Mothership] NDP approaches, so here are 5 things on how the state flag is prepared for the annual flypast

August 9 is approaching and that means preparations for the National Day Parade (NDP) is underway. At every year’s parade, the State Flag flypast is an important component of the show. Advertisement We got a behind the scenes peek recently at how the State Flag is prepared at Pulau Sudong for the NDP flypast. Here are some insights that we gleaned from the experience. 1. Chinook’s duty The flypast is prepared and flown by 127 Squadron of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). The squadron operates the Chinook helicopter that carries the State Flag to the heart of the NDP. The Chinook CH-47D. Image by Joshua Lee. This year’s flypast will take place over the show centre at the Floating Platform. The men given the honour of operating the Chinook for the flypast are Commanding Officer (CO) 127 Squadron Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Liao Ming Hao and Captain (CPT) Tan Jun Sheng...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/06/ndp-approaches-so-here-are-5...

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