I was taking video of these fighter planes during last saturday national day preview. The real parade will be on National Day 9th August 2008. National Day is our Singapore's Birthday, she will be 43 this year after gaining independence in 1965.
Watch the video especially towards the ending part. I find out about the ending part action only when I load the video into the computer.
These five fighter planes was supposed to form a pattern together upon reaching the destination in Marina Bay but I found out towards the end of the video that one of the plane was right behind the first four planes.
What do I know about planes....I thought the last plane was slow and trying to catch up with the first four plane but my husband and son said this is the way they create the formation. The planes dont take off all at the same time, so each of the plane had to catch up with the front planes when they take off to create a formation. Wow not an easy task but they did well for the show at Marina. Saw in the papers that they could create a heart shape with the smoke from the plane.
I wont be watching the parade live cause it is not easy to get the tickets. The tickets are issued via balloting. But I get to watch these planes live as they flew over me. :)