After a seven-year hiatus, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will be opening its base to the public again with the RSAF55 Open House.

RSAF55 Open House

Visitors can expect familiarisation flights with the crowd-favourite CH-47 Chinook helicopter and the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) – for the first time.

They will also get to watch capability demonstrations, such as an air defence display, and get up-close and personal with RSAF assets and personnel at the static display.

RSAF Open House Capability Display

The open house, held from 9 to 10 Sep at Paya Lebar Air Base, is part of a series of events to commemorate the RSAF’s 55th anniversary (RSAF55).

Chairman of the RSAF55 steering committee, Brigadier-General (BG) Chan Ching Hao, launched the celebrations with the unveiling of an F-15SG commemorative tail flash at Paya Lebar Air Base on 8 Jun.

“The RSAF has come a long way in the past 55 years and we are commemorating this milestone with a series of events…as well as to thank fellow Singaporeans for their support throughout the years,” said BG Chan.

RSAF Airforce Open House Paya Lebar Airbase

The milestone celebration, with the tagline “Defending Our Skies, Securing Our Future”, will see the RSAF55 Open House as its capstone event.

Aviation enthusiasts and families will get to see aircraft first-hand – including the F-15SG fighter jet in its new RSAF55 livery – along with ground-based systems such as the Aster 30 Missile system.

Visitors will also be able to interact with airmen and women, and learn more about their various roles.

National Day rehearsal 2023 Aerial Display A330 MRTT

A crowd favourite, familiarisation flights will also return, including a ride on the A330 MRTT for the first time. The tanker was used in a humanitarian mission to evacuate Afghanistan evacuees from Qatar to Germany in September 2021.

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Familiarisation Flights

Join us in the skies as they take you on a tour around Singapore. Each flight duration will be around 15-20 mins and will be taking off and landing at Paya Lebar Air Base.

Winners will be randomly selected and allocated to an aircraft type (A330 MRTT, C-130, Fokker-50, CH-47 or the DA40 aircraft).

Ballot for your seats now here. The ballot will close on 22 Aug (Tue) and the winners of the ballot will be notified of the results on 29 Aug (Tue).


Try out any of the Augmented Reality Aerial Display Filters on the Webapp and upload screenshots or screen recordings of yourselves using the filter to Instagram! Tag @theRSAF and hashtag #RSAF55 on Instagram for a chance to win a pair of familiarisation flight tickets. A total of 2,500 tickets are up for grabs.

Contest will end by noon on 22 Aug. Terms and conditions from the RSAF55 Open House Familiarisation Flight Ballot apply.

RSAF Airforce Open House

Not available to visit during the RSAF Open House? Fret not, you can always visit the Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum on another day.

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