ISRAELI AIR SHOW

As part of the Air Force Graduation ceremony, the IDF put on a spectacular airshow for the visitors.

BLACKHAWK HELICOPTERS

Blackhawk helicopters start the show with a flypast of the flag of Israel and the flag of the Israel Defence Forces. 

 

STEARMAN AIRCRAFT

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. 

HARVARD HIGH SPEED TURN

AH-64 ATTACK HELICOPTER

C-130 PREPARES FOR AN AIR DROP

C-130 AIR DROP

UP, UP AND AWAY!

An F-15 roars into the sky.

F-15 IN HIGH SPEED PASS

ACROBATIC TEAM

KC-135 REFUELING F-16s

F-35

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. 

 

POSTSCRIPT:

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.

 

 

 

 

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