SHAH ALAM: The TUDM Open Day 2012 held at Subang airbase on June 3, 2012 was a qualified success, based on the number of people who came for the show. I dont have the exact numbers but when I was there (between 9.30am to 11.30am) I believe at least 15,000 people had came for the show, from babies to atuk and nenek.
This time around apart from the air force, local defence industry players from Airod to Sapura was out in full force apart from the MRCA hopefuls BAE Systems and Saab. As I was with three kids in tow, I did not spend too much time at the airbase, the weather was great for an airshow but at 35 C and counting it was not the place for young children.
As for the airshow, the MiG-29UB tried to out do the Sukhoi Su-30MKM display but the latter sheer size was simply over-whelming to say the least.