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    Quote Originally Posted by Singer high View Post
    Thanks for the info. Looks like the F-15 didn't deploy its speedbrake for landing?
    Based on my observation, they will deploy the airbrake when they are closer to the runway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Based on my observation, they will deploy the airbrake when they are closer to the runway
    hmm i thot speedbrake can only deploy once touched the ground? otherwise stall
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    The speedbrake can be opened at any phase in flight. On landing, it's typically opened at touchdown or in the flare to slow the jet down. Stalling is not dependent on speedbrake position but is rather a function of airspeed and angle of attack.

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    hmm i thot speedbrake can only deploy once touched the ground? otherwise stall

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanokim View Post
    The speedbrake can be opened at any phase in flight. On landing, it's typically opened at touchdown or in the flare to slow the jet down. Stalling is not dependent on speedbrake position but is rather a function of airspeed and angle of attack.
    ohhh i thot it disrupts the airflow causing the plane to stall
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanokim View Post
    Wow!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Now THAT is one cool picture! You must have been there early... 0745H??? The place was packed with people after 0800H. I thought the sun rising from behind would have made any decent pictures impossible but you did a great job.
    I reached the airbase before the security checkpoint was opened to the public as it doesn't take long (approximately 30 minutes) for me to cycle down from where I live though I wouldn't say that I was early at all as already there was a crowd gathered around. :sweat:
    Quote Originally Posted by beanokim View Post
    Did you manage to get up close to touch the jet or take other pictures? Quite a few people were given mini tours around the jet.
    Yup, managed to get a group photo with the F-15SG as well courtesy of the friendly RSAF aviator though I doubt he will be pleased with people leaving palm prints all over his jet. :devil:

    There was some souvenirs given out but I didn't managed to asked for it.
    Quote Originally Posted by beanokim View Post
    Any way you could send me a high resolution image of your second picture? I like that a lot.
    If you take a closer look, the HDRI and tone mapping process wasn't executed properly. As there was no AEB function on my P&S camera, I had to lower the camera and adjust the EV manually thus shifting the entire scene ever just slightly in between the three shots required to render a HDRI photo. Though Photomatix Pro did an excellent job in aligning the source images, the ghosting is still very apparent as can be seen around the radome of the F-15SG and which even resulted in a "double headed" redshirt walking on the left of the photo.

    Just PM me your e-mail address so I could send you the full resolution if you still want a copy of it. :)
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    Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF) F-15SG
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    RSAF S/N. 8306
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    How did you figure out 8306 was SG05-004? :think:
    The S/N. 05-004 is stencilled on the no. 1 port side engine intake along with the mandatory JP-8 fuel requirement notice. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanokim View Post
    Did you manage to get up close to touch the jet or take other pictures? Quite a few people were given mini tours around the jet.
    Here are the remaining photos, most are actually cropped version of panoramic shots that was stitched with three to five separate photos in PTGui Pro as my P&S camera wasn't wide enough.







    Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF) F-15SG
    149 "Shikra" Squadron (SQN) @ Paya Lebar Airbase (PLAB)/WSAP

    RSAF S/N. 8306
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    Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF) F-15SG
    149 "Shikra" Squadron (SQN) @ Paya Lebar Airbase (PLAB)/WSAP

    RSAF S/N. 8306
    Manufacturer S/N. 05-004
    Last edited by 9V-Orion Images; 5th July 2010 at 01:21 AM.
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    nice can see the AIM-120D (or is it C?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by killerslayer92 View Post
    lol seems like they nvr fly armed... so vulnerable
    Unless it is a live firing exercise, there is no reason for the fighters to be armed while on a training flight since there are armed fighters on standby 24/7 at the airbases in the event of a active air defence scramble.
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    nice can see the AIM-120D (or is it C?)
    Those are inert Captive Air Training Missile (CATM-120C AMRAAM) as identified by the blue bands surrounding it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Unless it is a live firing exercise, there is no reason for the fighters to be armed while on a training flight since there are armed fighters on standby 24/7 at the airbases in the event of a active air defence scramble.

    Those are inert Captive Air Training Missile (CATM-120C AMRAAM) as identified by the blue bands surrounding it.
    ohhh i wonder how many times they have scrambled for the past 20 30 years?

    ohh so they're duds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by killerslayer92 View Post
    ohhh i wonder how many times they have scrambled for the past 20 30 years?
    IIRC, the last time RSAF had to scramble their fighters with two F-16D+ Block 52 Fighting Falcons was on the 22nd of January 2008 to intercept an Australian registered amphibious Cessna 208 Caravan I (VH-NRP (cn 20800278)) which flew into the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR) from Samui Airport (VTSM) without filing a valid approved flight plan.
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    ohh so they're duds?
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    IIRC, the last time RSAF had to scramble their fighters with two F-16D+ Block 52 Fighting Falcons was on the 22nd of January 2008 to intercept an Australian registered amphibious Cessna 208 Caravan I (VH-NRP (cn 20800278)) which flew into the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR) from Samui Airport (VTSM) without filing a valid approved flight plan.

    Yes.
    LOL i bet the ppl in the small plane were shocked. how f-16 fly slow enuf to follow the cessna?
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    my friends and i went ECP for cycling.. found this view great! its along the runway..

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerslayer92 View Post
    LOL i bet the ppl in the small plane were shocked. how f-16 fly slow enuf to follow the cessna?
    As long as the Cessna 208 Caravan I is flown above the stalling speed of the F-16s, the fighter pilots should be able to maintain formation with it otherwise the fighter pilots could just simply fly their F-16s in a racetrack pattern around the intercepted aircraft.
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    Of Sea Hawks , Eagles & Falcons

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    Hi Gilcrest,

    Where was the S-70 Seahawk taken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Hi Gilcrest,

    Where was the S-70 Seahawk taken?
    Around Tampines Industrial Area near WSAP; it caught my attention with its unique
    Siloheutte . Only notice the national emblem when I zoomed in later when reviewing it.
    From Wiki, it states that it belong to RSN, Navy plane with Airforce pilots ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilcrest View Post
    Around Tampines Industrial Area near WSAP; it caught my attention with its unique
    Siloheutte . Only notice the national emblem when I zoomed in later when reviewing it.
    From Wiki, it states that it belong to RSN, Navy plane with Airforce pilots ????
    RSN bought 6 of these helicopters Good catch though...

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    Actually they're not duds. Duds are live weapons that fail to detonate after they've been pickled off. These are training missiles.

    Quote Originally Posted by killerslayer92 View Post

    ohh so they're duds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    RSN bought 6 of these helicopters Good catch though...
    Gilcrest always have the best catch.
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