[NDP ACTUAL DAY TIX GIVEAWAY] Flying Over The National Day Parade In A Helicopter: TSL Vlogs


TheSmartLocal.com Okay. Sup guys! Me and Joyce here. We are currently at Sembawang Airbase for a very special reason. We are going to get the opportunity to do something that very few people get to do lah. And that is, to board the helicopter which you will see in NDP 2018 flypast. But before that, we’re gonna go for a safety briefing first so let’s go! I scared! So, before we board the helicopter, we have with us, Lim and Govan. What is your job scope for this year’s NDP? Assisting the pilot, as and when if they get closer to the other aircraft in the front, we will advise them to move back to the correct position. What is the commitment like? The preparation and the training leading up to the final flypast? As early as May, we start. So, maybe twice a week or once a week, all the way to the final. Ya’ll got scared of heights? Nope, obviously not! If we scared of heights, we won’t be in this. One of the criteria is when we bring out our trainees, that’s the first thing we’ll check. Because we don’t only fly, we also do like a search and rescue. We also do winching. Do ya’ll have any advice because I’ve a fear of heights? Just sit close to me later. Okay! You say ah? I hold your hand if I scared, okay? Do ya’ll fly all the different types of aircrafts or do ya’ll only fly one? We only stick to one platform. We only fly the S Piece (Super Puma). We do not cross-train on other platforms. Jon wants to know if it’s possible to hang out of the aircraft. That’s honestly the only thing that’s been on his mind out of everything. Even though he has a fear of heights. Becuase we were told that we’re gonna get harnesses to walk around. So he’s just wondering if he can do the Macau tower kind of thing.
Uh no See, I told you already. We’re gonna be boarding that in a few minutes! They’re giving me a harness so later, I can stand up! I will do. I will be a brave boy. I got no harness. So what if you have no harness? Then I cannot walk around and like… hang out. They found one extra for me. Wooo! Lucky. If not, my FOMO level is gonna be off the charts. How was the experience ah? Like the noises were chaotic but because we had the earplugs right, it was like the most peaceful thing that you can find amidst that sort of chaos. You just have to focus on the view. But it was a very surreal experience. Then you just enjoying and soaking everything in lah. Like I’ve never seen Singapore from this perspective before. Amazing! Like once in a lifetime experience lah. When we took the Super Puma, then you get to see all this planatation thing-y that you don’t even know is what. Then you see all these random islands nearby also. So yeah, that was cool for me. The entire experience right, initially, I was quite scared. I mean, because I have a fear of heights. But once we got onto the helicopter, I couldn’t even feel it take off, actually. Yeah! It’s damn smooth eh.
Everything feels very safe. The crew all know exactly what they’re doing. I think my favourite part is when they went past the city skyline. It’s at this awkward height that you would never see the skyline from. So, you really feel like you’re part of the formation. We were actually in a formation with the other helicopters. So, you can see them right next to you one eh! The helicopters fly damn close to each other! Like I got a little bit nervous. You just feel very exclusive orh! This is an experience, money can’t even buy. Boom. Giveaway time! So, we have 5 NDP funpacks to give away this time round! And if you don’t know what’s inside, go check out the review that we did of the items inside here! On top of that, we’re gonna be giving away… a pair of actual day NDP tickets! So to win, just comment below and tell us how many aircrafts were used in the enhance aerial display. And you might get to watch it on the actual day itself! Shoutout to the RSAF crew for looking out for us and for protecting our skies! If you have any questions about the NDP, you can click on the links in the description box below.


100 Responses

  1. Leon Tan

    August 4, 2018 12:13 am

    19 aircrafts for the NDP enhanced aerial display!
    Fighter: 2 F16, 5 F15, 1 RSAF50-themed F15
    Helicopter: 1 Chinook, 2 Apache, 2 Super Puma, 1 Seahawk
    Transport: 1 G550, 1 KC135, 1 C130, 2 F50

  2. Alyza Zahrah

    August 4, 2018 2:05 am

    26 Aircrafts… Hope i could win the tickets🙏 Never in my life i have watch ndp show before either the real one or the rehearsal one.. So i hope i could get a chance to win the 2 tickets.. Please let me win..

  3. Julius Phua

    August 4, 2018 2:38 am

    26 Aircrafts ! Only time I went was when all Primary 5 students round the country were invited 😂😂 . Hope I win ;))

  4. Sue Ng

    August 4, 2018 2:38 am

    26 aircrafts will be taking part in the Enhanced Aerial Display Flypast!

    Oh pls pls pls let me win! this is my last chance to get tickets for my children to watch the ndp 😆

  5. lwyc

    August 4, 2018 2:48 am

    To commemorate the Republic of Singapore Airforce’s (RSAF) 50th birthday, this year’s “enhanced aerial segment” will involve 19 aircraft!

    Hopefully, I get to be at the NDP live! 😁

  6. Jerrell Foo

    August 4, 2018 2:57 am

    26 aircrafts will be participating in the Enhanced Aerial Flypast Display this year 😀 Awesome aerial shots TSL, can’t wait for more!!!

  7. Damian.L

    August 4, 2018 5:02 am

    26 aircrafts from the RSAF! Would definitely love to have the opportunity to spend quality time with my family at the Parade!

  8. Alena Tan

    August 4, 2018 5:22 am

    26 aircrafts! I actually watched this video when it was first posted a couple of days ago, it slipped my mind and here we are. Hopefully I’m not too late & hopefully lucky enough to share this pair of tickets with my loved one (since it can’t be ones hahaha) HPBD Singapore & there’s no place I’d rather be 🇸🇬💕

  9. amabel sim

    August 4, 2018 6:02 am

    if I'm not wrong thr will be 19 aircrafts making an appearance during the enhance aerial display…i Rlly hope to win the tickets as I've nvr watch any ndp preview or like even the real ndp day I only watch it on TV so I Rlly hope this yr could be my first yr watching the ndp parade

  10. Doreen Sng

    August 4, 2018 7:20 am

    "How many aircraft will be making an appearance during the Enhanced Aerial Display fly past?"

    Answer would be 19 as stated in the funfact portion! I would really love to see the NDP on the actual day itself as it is a dream come true and a wish that's on my bucket list! Hope i win hehe

  11. Leah .99

    August 4, 2018 8:09 am

    Hello The Smart Local!!

    There are a total of 19 aircraft participating in the Enhanced Aerial Flypast for NDP 18!!

  12. Augustin Ong

    August 4, 2018 10:57 am

    There's 21 aircrafts making an appearance. Hope to win cos it's my birthday and would like to celebrate it at NDP live. Balloted for a few years but always fail to get tickets

  13. CHLOE CHOO SI YEE (Student)

    August 4, 2018 12:58 pm

    there are 19 aircrafts!!!! i rlly love tsl vids cuz they’re so inspiring and genuine! we can tell the amt of effort yall put in to shoot and edit the vids :”) up the good work tsl 😍😍😍

  14. ming tow chan

    August 4, 2018 1:14 pm

    26! 26 aircraft will be making an appearance for the Enhanced Aerial Display Flypast!
    Hope to win the tickets to watch the ndp. Been very very long since I've been to the ndp.

  15. Hasif Valentino

    August 4, 2018 4:27 pm

    There will be a total of 26 aircraft from the RSAF in this year's aerial display and flypast.

  16. S Khong

    August 5, 2018 1:16 am

    “How many aircrafts will be making a appearance during the Enhanced Aerial Display fly past?”

  17. chongyewheng

    August 5, 2018 2:49 am

    "How many aircraft will be making an appearance during the Enhanced Aerial Display fly past?

    Answer: Up to 21 aircrafts!

    Really hope I can win so that my girlfriend can bring her parents to the actual NDP! Her dad really like watching helicopters and planes and will run out to the window just to see them during NDP preview dates! HOPE I CAN WIN!

  18. Aqilah A

    August 5, 2018 3:23 am

    "How many aircraft will be making an appearance during the Enhanced Aerial Display fly past?" – 21 RSAF aircarft

  19. Javan Huang

    August 5, 2018 5:34 am

    A total of 26 aircrafts from the RSAF will be involved in this year's aerial display and flypast! Please send my girlfriend and I there because she has never attended NDP before in HER WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE OMG HELP 🙁

  20. Rachel Neo

    August 5, 2018 6:20 am

    Liked this video and subscribed to TheSmartLocal as always! 😊

    There are a total of 19 aircrafts that will be making an appearance during the Enhanced Aerial Display fly past! Didn’t managed to get the tickets but it’s so memorable and nostalgic when we were Primary 5 and we get to see the NDP Preview!! 😂

  21. Wise

    August 5, 2018 7:39 am

    There are 26 aircrafts used in enhanced Aerial display!! Hope to win the tickets to celebrate my birthday with Singapore!!

  22. Siti Khadijah

    August 5, 2018 7:54 am

    "How many aircraft will be making an appearance during the Enhanced Aerial Display fly past?"

    The answer is 19 aircrafts! 🙂

  23. Rafiq Nordin

    August 5, 2018 7:58 am

    Hi TSL,
    There are 15 aircraft that will be performing for the aerial sky display for this year's National Day Parade.

  24. Queena Lim

    August 5, 2018 11:24 am

    hello idk how many airplane something. BUTT i do love ndp!! i really hope to win the tickets because my friends literally say i’m the most patriotic person they have ever met. i will sing the ndp song everyday once month before ndp HAHA and every year i’ll take a picture with the president during national day (basically through the tv la) so maybe this year will be special! i can actually take a live selfie !!! hope to win it will be such a special day ❤️🇸🇬

  25. LODICE

    August 5, 2018 2:07 pm

    26 Aircrafts!! It will be the first and only time I can bring my first unborn baby to watch the National Day parade with me! Hope to enjoy and cultivate her patriotic spirit since young!

  26. Mochi Chia

    August 5, 2018 2:58 pm

    There are 26 of them
    Pls give me a pair of tickets pls
    I have never been to a national parade since I was 5 and now I am 15 .. pls I really want the ticke

  27. Irvinn Lim

    August 5, 2018 3:16 pm

    “How many aircraft will be making the appearance in the Enhanced Aerial Display fly past?“

    Up to 21 aircrafts performing the enhanced aerial flypast to commemorate 50 years of RSAF!!!! Pls let me win the tix, it would be a great surprise for my girlfriend who’s been wanting to attend NDP 2018!!!

  28. S L.

    August 5, 2018 5:32 pm

    21 aircraft will be mobilised in the enhanced aerial display and flypast to commemorate RSAF's 50th anniversary! Took part in a previous TSL ndp'18 giveaway but didnt win, hope i could win the tickets this round 😭

  29. Wee Bao Yi

    August 5, 2018 6:39 pm

    26! ✈ hope to win tickets for my parents to watch the NDP live for the very first time! 🌸✨

  30. fangmin lim

    August 5, 2018 9:14 pm

    there will be 21 aircraft involved in the aerial flypast! and 26 if the starburst is included 🙂

  31. TheSmartLocal

    August 7, 2018 2:32 am

    Thank you for participating in this giveaway! Congratulations to all winners – we have replied to your comment!

    Ans: There are a total of 19 Aircraft participating in the Enhanced Aerial Flypast for NDP 18. It's stated as a fun fact in the video (1:50)!


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