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Jaywalking pedestrian sent flying after being hit by car along Balestier Road, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A jaywalking pedestrian was sent flying when she was hit by a car while crossing Balestier Road on Monday (July 22). The police said that they were alerted to the accident along Balestier Road towards Lavender Road at 5.29pm. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said the woman was assessed to have suffered minor injuries. She refused to be taken to the hospital. Videos of the accident were shared on Facebook pages Roads.sg and SG Road Vigilante on Tuesday, and the posts have garnered more than 50,000 views. The…

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In a first, 2 men charged after allegedly flying drones within 5km of air base without valid permit, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – In a first, two men were taken to court on Friday (July 5) after they allegedly operated drones for recreational purposes within 5km of Paya Lebar Air Base without a valid Class 2 activity permit. Ed Chen Junyuan, 37 and Tay Miow Seng, 40, were each charged with one count of an offence under the Air Navigation Order. The Straits Times understands that this is the first prosecution of individuals under this law. On May 28, the Singapore branch of LT Sambo, a construction company, became the first…

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This made my day: New airline pilot surprises parents by flying their plane for first time, Singapore News

A young pilot gave an extra sweet ending to his parents’ vacation by taking over their plane back to Singapore.  Raphael Leong, a first-year pilot with Jetstar, was the pilot on the flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore.  The 36-year-old shared that his parents had never had the chance to watch him at work, so he decided to spring a surprise on them for their flight home.  Just as the plane left the gate for takeoff, the pilot took to the microphone to announce that he was flying the…

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Police investigating report of drone flying outside 17th storey bathroom window in Pasir Ris, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The police are investigating after a Pasir Ris resident said she saw a drone fly past her window. The police confirmed to The Straits Times on Wednesday (May 8) that a report had been lodged. A check by ST on the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) website found that the area where the drone was sighted was within 5km of an airport or airbase. A Class 2 Activity Permit is required for unmanned aircraft activities conducted for recreational or research purposes in areas within 5km of where…

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Singapore start-up unveils one-seater flying vehicle, targets US market, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Singapore firm has unveiled a one-seater flying vehicle that it hopes could be used for door-to-door transportation in urban areas when it is launched in the United States. The personal aerial vehicle, named Crimson S8, is earmarked to launch in California from late next year, Neo Aeronautics said on Thursday (April 25). It will not be launched in Singapore due to regulations. The vehicle is currently undergoing indoor trials without an operator on board in Loyang. Neo Aeronautics is looking to fine-tune the model and conduct outdoor…

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Dogs of the rich fly in style – with ‘fear of flying’ classes, calming drinking water and even yoga

Pampered pooches of the super rich can now take a four-week course to get over their fear of flying.VistaJet, a chartered jet service aimed at very wealthy travellers, has launched a new programme for dogs and cats a month before their first flight so they can get used to scary engine sounds, strange jet fuel smells, ear popping and turbulence.Allowing pets to travel with their owners isn’t totally new to VistaJet. Its passengers have included a falcon. Exotic pets will be welcome, a… Source link

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The man who grounded the Dreamliner for 123 days says the FAA should stop Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 from flying

It’s a daily miracle that the general public accepts the existence of the aviation industry. Every day, around 100,000 flights take off and fly between towns and cities around the world, each carrying fuel with the stored energy of a cruise missile jammed up alongside scores of families, tourists, businesspeople and pets.That we tolerate and even welcome this state of affairs is a tribute to the generations of engineers and administrators – and regulators – who’ve made travelling by air safer… Source link

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Motorcyclist sent flying after car beats red light and crashes into him at Bukit Batok, Singapore News

An 18-year-old motorcyclist was taken to hospital after he was involved in an accident with two cars along Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 towards Brickland Road on Monday night (Feb 11). Stomp contributor Jason alerted Stomp to the accident and shared a video he had taken from his car’s dashboard camera. In the video, a car is seen beating the red light before hitting the rider, causing him to fly off his bike and land on the road. Several pieces of debris are seen being flung in all directions as…

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Flying rock smashes through car windscreen on BKE: ‘My pregnant wife and I could have died’, Singapore News

The last day of 2018 nearly became the final day of Stomp contributor Nick’s life after a loose rock flew towards his car while he was travelling on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) towards Woodlands. Nick’s wife, who is six months pregnant, was in the passenger seat when the incident occurred at around 2.30pm that day (Dec 31). Nick recounted the incident: “There was a very light drizzle before the heavy downpour later that afternoon. There were no heavy vehicles in front of me. “As we approached Rifle Range Flyover…

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Look up! Flying taxis to be tested in Singapore skies mid-2019, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Jetsons zoomed around in flying cars in a cartoon series which featured life in 2062. But those in Singapore may not have to wait that long to see one up close with German aviation start-up Volocopter announcing it will perform a series of urban flight tests of its air taxis in the Republic in the second half of 2019. The flight tests are designed to validate and verify the ability of Volocopter’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles to operate in Singapore’s urban environment. The firm’s…

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