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The Black Eagles from the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) made
their Asia Pacific debut at the Singapore Airshow 2014 this week
(11-16 February 2014).
The Black Eagles fly the supersonic KAI
T-50 Golden Eagle, a family of South Korean supersonic advanced
trainers and multirole light fighters, developed by Korea
Aerospace Industries (KAI) with Lockheed Martin.
The T-50, which is based to some extent on the
F-16 Fighting Falcon, has been developed into aerobatic
and combat variants, namely T-50B, TA-50, and FA-50. It is the
T-50B which serves with the South Korean air force's highly
The trainer can carry two pilots in tandem
seating. The altitude limit is 14,600 metres
(48,000 ft) and the T-50 uses a single General Electric F404-102
turbofan engine. The
engine consists of three-staged fans, seven axial stage
arrangement, and an afterburner.
The aircraft has a maximum speed of Mach 1.5,
and its engine produces a maximum of 78.7 kN (17,700 lbf) of
thrust with afterburner.
Black Eagles are one of the most skillful and popular aerobatic display teams
in the world.
Korea's Black Eagles
Aerobatics Flying Display at Singapore Airshow 2014