• Short Summary

    The Israeli Air Force made its presence felt yet again this week as Israeli fighters tore across the sky over the Leban???

  • Description

    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 closer

    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

    Checking cockpit

    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.

    Fuga taxiing

    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

    Pilots scramble

    Pilot closing hood of Kfir

    Ground technician with slateboard

    Kfir taxiing

    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 ...

    Initials BB/1900

    Film was shot & commentary written with following cutting script in mind:

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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