The 23rd anniversary of the Israeli Air Force was celebrated on Thursday (15 July) with an air display at unnamed air base.
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GV PAN Ground exhibition of rockets
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SV Airmen beside fighter aircraft
SV Man looks on
SV Helicopter overhead
SV Paratroopers run from helicopter
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Ground to Air Phantom fighters overhead (2 shots)
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AV Aircraft display overhead
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Background: The 23rd anniversary of the Israeli Air Force was celebrated on Thursday (15 July) with an air display at unnamed air base. Before the display graduates of a pilot's course received their wings and were told by the Commander of the Air Force, Aluf Mordechai Hod, that the future of Israeli with the air Force. The air force played a decisive role in the June war of 1967, he said, and would stand ready for the future. Israel's most valuable aircraft, the U.S. supplied Phantom fighter jets flew over in formation.
SYNOPSIS: Last Thursday was the 23rd anniversary of the founding of the Israel Air Force. Its arms have developed over the years, giving Israel one of the most dynamic small air forces in the world.
Before the display, graduates of a pilot's course were presented with their wings, and reminded by Aluf Mordechai Hod, Commander of the Air Force, of its historic achievement He said that the air force had played a decisive role in June war of 1967, and would stand ready for the future, Among the most successful unite of the air force were the paratroopers.
Taking part in the flyovers were a number of Israel's most important combat aircraft...Skyhawks, mirages and Phantom jets.
The Phantom fighter jets...PAUSE 5 SECONDS - 3 FEET....To the Israeli, the phantom are the back bone of the air force. Israel has been asking the United States for more Phantoms for a long time, and America has wavered with a decision A decision, Israel's Foreign Minister Abba Eban said last week, is new very urgent, particularly in view of increased Society shipments of arms of Egypt.