Fighter pilot Major Muhammad Iskandar, who flew at NDP 2021, was top graduate of Officer Cadet School cohort

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Karen Lui | August 22, 2021, 05:55 PM

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You may have spotted Major Muhammad Iskandar Dzulfadhli Bin Abdul Rahman during the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aerial segment at the NDP 2021 yesterday (August 21).

Screenshot via NDPeeps' YouTube channel.

Iskandar was one of the pilots flying the F-15SG fighter aircraft. Another pilot who was featured in the broadcast was Major Yip Chuang Syn.

Iskandar participated in the Muscle Climb and Bomb Burst aerial manoeuvres while Yip performed the High-G Turn aerial manoeuvre.

Iskandar also participated in the National Day Ceremonial Parade at the [email protected] Bay that was held earlier on August 9.

Bomb Burst manoeuvre at the National Day Ceremonial Parade on Aug. 9. Screenshot via Mediacorp's YouTube page.

On August 9, five F-15SGs performed the Bomb Burst manoeuvre before six of them flew in delta formation across the heartlands of Singapore.

The year marks the second time that Iskandar has participated in the NDP.

The 33-year-old first participated in the SG50 NDP in 2015 that featured 50 aircrafts.

Photo by RSAF via MINDEF.

Top graduate of OCS cohort

Iskandar first joined the RSAF in 2008, according to MINDEF.

Iskandar attending the 138th Basic Flying Course (BFC) at the Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC) ground school in 2005. Photo by RSAF via MINDEF.

Some of his achievements include emerging top graduate of his cohort in the Officer Cadet School (OCS), in his Basic Wings Course (BWC) in Australia, and at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Flying Training Centre in Canada (NFTC).

Iskandar (third from left) meeting Lee Hsien Loong in August 2015. Photo by Kenji Soon from MCI via Lee Hsien Loong's Facebook page.

He received the 144 Squadron's Best Fighter Pilot Award from the RSAF Fighter Group in 2012.

As a recipient of the SAF Academic Scholarship, Iskandar graduated with a First Class B.A. (Honours) in Political Science with International Relations at the University of British Columbia in Canada, according to Pioneer.

Iskandar at the University of British Columbia in April 2008. Photo by RSAF via MINDEF.

The SAF scholar was also one of the top graduates in his university cohort, clinching two of the university's most prestigious scholarships - the UBC Premier Undergraduate UBC Premier Undergraduate (John H. Mitchell Memorial) Scholarship and Wesbrook Scholarship as the first recipient from an ASEAN country.

He pursued a Master's degree in Public Policy at the University of Oxford, as a recipient of the SAF Overseas Masters Sponsorship and the University of Oxford Scholarship.

Iskandar's promotion on June 25, 2021. Photo by RSAF's Facebook page.

Top images via NDPeeps' YouTube channel and RSAF/MINDEF

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