RSAF FTS

Republic of Singapore Air Force Flight Training School

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Patch

RSAF-Flying Training Squadron patch from Corne Rodenburg

Sources

David Weber

Ivan Brocot

Peter Lau

P. H. Ong

Corné Rodenburg

Don Simms

G. J. A. van Boven

Mike Yeo

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Heritage

SEP 1969: Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), formed as the Singapore Air Defence Command (SADC) in SEP 1968, and was renamed the RSAF in APR 1975.

Home Ports

01 AUG 1969: RAF Tengah Air Base

Air Wings

RSAF

Aircraft

Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:

li>MAY 1969: Cessna 172-K

 

19xx: Hawker Hunter

1973: A-4S / A-4S-1 / A-4SU Skyhawk.

1973: TA-4S / TA-4S-1 / TA-4SU Skyhawk.

1984: Aermacchi S-211

2008: Pilatus PC-21

Deployments

Pilot training in various locations.

Royal Australian Air Force Base near Perth, in western Australia.

Commanding Officers

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Awards

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Awards continued

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Events

AUG 1968: First RSAF pilots begain training.

01 AUG 1969: Flight Training School is established at Tengah Air Base (RAF Tengah).

1973: First A-4S and TA-4S Skyhawks are utilized for training.

1974: When I was a flight instuctor in VT-24 (Chase Field, Beeville, Texas) in 1974 we had 5-6 students from the Singapore AF going through transition training. I had the CO, Gary Yeo, as one of my students. They showed me pictures of the single- and two-seat A-4s waiting for them back home. "Dwarf"

31 MAR 2005: RSAF "officially" retires the A-4SU Skyhawk from its squadrons.

Unit Photos

BuNo 145043 TA-4S Skyhawk
An early black and white picture of a Republic of Singapore Air Force TA-4S Skyhawk on a flight line at a Republic of Singapore Air Force base.
Photograph unknown source.

BuNo 142936 TA-4S #932. A Republic of Singapore Air Force TA-4S Skyhawk on the flight line. Photograph unknown, Gary Verver is the source.

BuNo 144937 TA-4S Skyhawk A Republic of Singapore Air Force TA-4S Skyhawk on the flight line waiting for the crew. Photograph unknown source.

BuNo 142881 TA-4S Skyhawk. A Republic of Singapore Air Force TA-4S Skyhawk on the flight line taxing out. Photographer unknown, from Gary Verver.

BuNo 144977, number 933, TA-4S on the ramp.

1983: BuNo 144979, number 690, TA-4S on the ramp.

BuNo 148529 TA-4S Skyhawk

BuNo 144977 TA-4S Skyhawk A Republic of Singapore Air Force TA-4S Skyhawk waits on a flight line.
Photograph from Don Simms.

BuNo 145041 TA-4S Skyhawk number 907 on the Colmar flight line. Photograph from G.J.A. van Boven/Sentry Aviation News.

145041-ta4s-907-2.jpg

1999
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BuNo 144979 TA-4S Skyhawk A Republic of Singapore Air Force TA-4S Skyhawk is now on display at the Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute at Jurong, Singapore. Photograph from Peter Lau.

Y2000: BuNo 148462, RSAF 942, taxiing.

Date unknown: BuNo 148483, No. 902, TA-4SU parked, 902 taxi. Photos from Gary Verver.

April 2004, forward fuselage section of Skyhawk BuNo 145047 on display in the museum at RSAF Paya Lebar Airbase in Singapore. Peter Lewis.

FEB 2006: former A-4C, now TA-4SU, BuNo 147742 rests in a Royal Singapore Air Force Museum. Gearld Chiang

 


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