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Why oh why? (SAF doing city centre bombing runs)

Postby JR8 » Tue, 29 Apr 2014 7:18 pm

Why do they do it? I hate it. Night after night, incl right now.

It's sort of creepy and paranoid, and hugely intrusive.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 29 Apr 2014 7:55 pm

bombing runs?do elaborate a bit more :o
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 29 Apr 2014 9:26 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:bombing runs?do elaborate a bit more :o


Military fighter jets, doing low level, and very noisy, bombing runs at 6-8pm. Maybe 60* over a space of 2 hours. This currently seems to be happening every few days.

It's not fun. I've not known anything like it anywhere else...

We are not on any obvious flight-path, rather, a boring old heartland suburb.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:07 pm

It's not a bombing run, they're circling around for touch-and-gos. We went over this before. They don't have a lot of options given how small Singapore is; more than 50% of the country is "city center".

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 2:04 am

zzm9980 wrote:It's not a bombing run, they're circling around for touch-and-gos. We went over this before. They don't have a lot of options given how small Singapore is; more than 50% of the country is "city center".


and the F15s are louder than the F5s and F16s ......

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Postby Barnsley » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:20 am

Preparing for the May 1st Demonstration at Hong Lim Park :cool:
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Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:40 am

zzm9980 wrote:It's not a bombing run, they're circling around for touch-and-gos. We went over this before. They don't have a lot of options given how small Singapore is; more than 50% of the country is "city center".



We are getting overflown (directly) by jets, C130's, Apache's and Chinooks.

The jets are one thing but the bl@@dy Chinooks make my windows at home and the office rattle something stupid. The downdraft and noise is probably something that wouldn't pass environmental laws these days (when you think how tightly LTA controls car exhausts).

No idea why helicopters need to fly around so much, definitely can't be the same 'touch'n'go' excuse.
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:51 am

zzm9980 wrote:It's not a bombing run, they're circling around for touch-and-gos. We went over this before. They don't have a lot of options given how small Singapore is; more than 50% of the country is "city center".


Another option might be doing it in the US where they also seem to spend a lot of time training.

I'm not disturbed *at all* by the zillions of flights at Changi, but the military stuff is really obtrusive. Hence my curiosity.

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Postby Addadude » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:10 am

The preparations for National Day have begun.
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Postby merichan » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:22 am

Addadude wrote:The preparations for National Day have begun.


most probably indeed

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:27 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:The downdraft and noise is probably something that wouldn't pass environmental laws these days (when you think how tightly LTA controls car exhausts).


I'd bet that military gets an exemption from noise and emissions laws.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:22 pm

Addadude wrote:The preparations for National Day have begun.


The mental preparation of the citizens? Yeah, I agree.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 1:01 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
ScoobyDoes wrote:The downdraft and noise is probably something that wouldn't pass environmental laws these days (when you think how tightly LTA controls car exhausts).


I'd bet that military gets an exemption from noise and emissions laws.


that's his it is all over the world

civilian planes get banned for not complying with noise pollution rules, but air forces, even just those carrying soldiers around, are exempt, recently I saw a foreign AF 737 adv @ Changi ... for those who can recall the 737 adv, it was still screeching and howling when it took off ...

ps. for those complaining just remember this, RSAF only has a fraction of their air planes in SG, majority are in Texas, France and Australia ... if all of them come over here, it will be bigger drama

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Postby beppi » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 4:00 pm

JR8 wrote:
Addadude wrote:The preparations for National Day have begun.

The mental preparation of the citizens? Yeah, I agree.

The two (and only two) purposes of the Singapore military:
- Brainwashing the young men.
- Putting up a good show for National Day.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 4:15 pm

beppi wrote:The two (and only two) purposes of the Singapore military:
- Brainwashing the young men.
- Putting up a good show for National Day.



Gawd that's so cynical, but yes, I have to agree. .... lol


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