Black Eagles will return to the Singapore Airshow this year

SINGAPORE | The Republic of Korea’s aerobatic team will be returning to the Singapore Airshow once again this year, according to the team’s Facebook page.

Photo: Adam Landau

The Black Eagles, who fly eight KAI T-50B Golden Eagle jets, posted an image containing the words “Singapore Airshow – We Challenge Again”. The acclaimed team made their Singaporean debut in 2014 and returned in 2016, but had to withdraw from 2018’s show at short notice after an accident during take off on the opening day.

The team are best-known for their daring synchronised aerobatics, including manoeuvres such as the ‘Rainfall’, ‘Dizzying Break’ and ‘Taeguek’, when two jets draw Korea’s national symbol in the sky with their smoke trails.

The Black Eagles will join the USAF’s F-22A Raptor Demo Team in the flying display lineup, which is also expected to feature a Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG Eagle, which has been spotted practicing an aerobatic routine over Pulau Sudong. Last year, HAL also said they expected to exhibit the Tejas at the show.

Also from India, the Sarang helicopter formation team were due to return to Singapore this February. However, it has since come to light that the Indian Ministry of Defence failed to approve the plans in time, and the team’s participation had to be cancelled.

The Singapore Airshow takes place on the 11th-16th February 2020. The final two days will be open to the public. You can read our guide to the show here.