Padang fly-in

West Sumatra air show draws general aviation pilots from Malaysia and Singapore

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General Aviation pilots from Malaysia and Singapore turned out in force to support an air show at West Sumatra from June 22 to 26. The Minang Aerosport Show and Exposition, at Taibing air base (WIMG), drew about 15 aircraft from Malaysia and Singapore. Sadly, the event was marred by the fatal crash of Malaysian Colonel (R) Zakaria during an aerobatic display.

Merawan thanks Captains Dawson Lee Chiaw Hwee and Teoh Thiang Heng for their contributions to this Gallery.

Fly-in at Taibing air force base in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

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4 Responses to Padang fly-in

  1. Dawson Lee says:

    I’m truly impressed by the detailed life story of the late Col (R) Zakaria, his unending love for flying till his sudden departure, I was so heart-broken the moment I saw it. Nevertheless, we must live strong and continue his untiring efforts and work of promoting GA in this region.

    • The Editor says:

      Yes, his departure is a blow to his family but also to the General Aviation scene in the region.

  2. David Tan says:

    Paul, great collection!

    Shame about Capt Zakaria. One has to guarantee a zero error performance 100% of the time to survive. Too many air show accidents out there where a maneuver was completed underground.

    Good to see pictures of Muk. That shot of Jeff getting his blood pressure taken looks ominous–might be a good idea to find out where the med tent is located when you arrive in OSH!

    See you soon!

  3. Shane Lim says:

    Memories of Padang forever etched in my mind…

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