As part of the Air Force Graduation ceremony, the IDF put on a spectacular airshow for the visitors.
Blackhawk helicopters start the show with a flypast of the flag of Israel and the flag of the Israel Defence Forces.
NORTH AMERICAN HARVARD TRAINING AIRCRAFT
The Harvard was the standard fighter training aircraft for Allied Forces in WWII. As a result of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, abandoned yellow Harvards could be seen on many a rural Canadian farm property in the decades immediately after the war.
An F-15 roars into the sky.
To the enthusiastic response of the audience an F-35 stealth fighter roars above the crowd in a grand finale. Israel claims to be the first nation to have flown the F-35 in anger. Most probably took part in the destruction of an Iranian weapons dump in south Lebanon a couple of weeks ago.
The Times of Israel published the following image of an F-35 flying with complete indifference and impunity over Beirut a couple of days ago.
A Russian Sukhoi jet from Syria flew into Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights today and was shot down by a Patriot missile.