The Israeli Air Force made its presence felt yet again this week as Israeli fighters tore across the sky over the Leban???
GV Israeli Kfir jets fly past
SV Control tower operator
SV Klaxon and pilots scramble
SV Pilots into aircraft and aircraft taxiing (5 shots)
GV Aircraft taking off (3 shots)
SV PAN Aircraft in factory TO visitors
CU Begin in crowd through factory and inspects Kfir aircraft
GV Kfir aircraft flies overhead
INTERIOR Classroom with instructor lecturing cadets
GV & CUs Cadet in flight simulator
AIR TO AIR Kfir fighters flying over desert
Class of pilot cadets learning about aeronautics
Class of pilot cadets learning about jet engines
Fuga planes take off
Fuga planes take off in he air
Fuga planes landing
Rainclouds with ray of sun
Cadet in simulator training
(Filmed by conducting officer on second camera)
Planes lining up for take off and start
Officer is amateur photographer and I took chance in order to try and get extra angle. Unfortunately light changed whilst I was in second location, out of earshot, and he played around with Arri sunshade, but one scene usable if wanted
Kfir over Judean desert
Kfir over Jerusalem (view of Jerusalem)
Kfirs near Jerusalem
Kfirs over Jerusalem with Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock (This is possible last shot of coverage)
Single Kfir in flight (2x)
Formation of Kfirs (as over Jerusalem) and peel off 2 Kfirs in flight
Formation of Kfirs in flight (Suggested for end shot of coverage)
Ground technician with slateboards (green-Go)
guiding plane towards runway
Pilot closing hood of Kfir 2x plane taxiing (close)
CS Siren wailing
Pilots scramble (Tk2 better than Tk1)
Boy and girl soldier in control tower (Use last shot of boy and girl together or very last shot of girl only)
Various shots of cadet and instructor in Fuga, ready for taxiing and technician removing wheel-stops and standing by with fire-fighting equipment, as plane taxiing off Fuga taxiing (Tk1 without sound, Tk2 with sound)
CU Pigeon on Harvard trainer att training wing ZOOM OUT 2 pigeons ditto ZOOM OUT and ZOOM IN
Ground crew servicing Skyhawk: Purring up ladder for pilots
Pilot leaves cockpit
Pilot down ladder
Various: Connecting generator
Various: Check plane & cockpit
Various: dtto CUs
CU page in instruction book showing silhouette of plane (see Roll 4)
Kfirs taking off
Kfirs formation in air (from ground)
Kfirs formation in air (airshot)
Kfirs over Judean desert (airshot)
Pigeon ZOOM OUT to yellow Harvard
Class of cadets in aeronautics
Class of cadets in jet engines
Cadet in simulator training
Fuga plane with cadet & instr.
Fugas taking off
Fugas in the air
Clouds & sunray
Single plane and 2 planes in flight ??? Kfir landing and shedding parachute
Various shots of ground technicians receiving Skyhawk, getting pilot down, refu???ling, connecting generator, checking plane for take-off
CU Siren wailing
Pilot closing hood of Kfir
Ground technician with slateboard
LS dtto (2 shots)
Kfirs taking off
Boy or boy and girl in control tower
Formation of Kfirs in flight (from ground) and peel off
4 Kfirs over Jerusalem ... and its people.
It is 1.23 min ...... '73 war speaks for itself
But behind all this ...... to bring the plane home safely.
An integral part of this ...... able to take off again.
Hopelessly outnumbered ...
Film was shot & commentary written with following cutting script in mind:
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Background: The Israeli Air Force made its presence felt yet again this week as Israeli fighters tore across the sky over the Leban???se capital, Beirut, on Thursday, as fighting broke out between opposing forces there. Israel's Air Force is probably the most effective weapon ever deployed in the Mid East.
SYNOPSIS: With Lebanon Syria and Saudi Arabia a more couple of minutes flying time away, Israel keeps its Air Force in a state of constant read lines. Well-trained ground and air crews maintain a fle???t of latest jet strike aircraft, including American Phantoms, French Mirages and Israeli-built Kfir fighters on instant call. In three Mid East wars, the Israelis claim total air superiority. According to Israeli figures, its airmen achieved a kill ratio of 60-1 during the 1967 war and 40-1 in the 1973 conflict. One ???elling factor was the ultra-rapid turn-round time achieved by Israeli ground crews in arming and fu???lling aircraft.
Israel's greatest breakthrough, however, is in the design and manufacture of its own Kfir strike aircraft, capable of twice the speed of sound. Built here at Israeli Air Industries' factory it is now in front-line operational service. The Kfir -- Lion Cub -- goes some way towards Israel's dream of self-reliance in military weapons.
Air Force cadets are given thorough training in the practical engineering and scientific aspects of aerospace technology, as w??ll as intensive courses in all aspects of flying. The Air Force is backed by a large corps of fully-trained reservists who are recalled regularly for refresher courses. With an air arm hopelessly outnumbered by its potential enemies, the Israelis have based their reliance on the best possible training -- using all the latest aids to flying and combat training. Simulators such as this are invaluable in teaching pilot cadets the essentials of flying while still on the ground. Today, as the threatened build-up of sophisticated air forces throughout the Middle East looms larger, the Israelis can derive satisfaction from the knowledge that they have never been defeated in the air.