IDF/AF Graduation Ceremony photos (June 2013)

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IDF/AF Graduation Ceremony photos (June 2013)

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In June 2013 I had the pleasure of witnessing the Graduation Ceremony dress-rehearsal of the Israeli Air Force at Hatzerim air base.
During a formal event in front of their families and dignitaries, the graduated pilots received their wings.
To celebrate, the air force staged a small but impressive show with fly-by and airpower demonstration in beautiful, warm evening light.
The fly-by consisted of several S-70 Black Hawks, C-130 with CH-53 and B707 with F-15's. AH-64's and an S-70 performed the air power demo. To top it off, 4 T-6's and a F-15I flew a demonstration.

1) T-6 Texan is waiting for the demo flight
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2)
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3) flying in from the back of the crowd
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4) turning right for the crossover
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5) KC-130 and CH-53. The CH-53 is actually connected with the bucket :shock:
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6)
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7) KC-707 with 3 F-15A/C's. Also here, the tanker was connected with the receiver
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8 ) After the fly-by, the AH-64's showed up for an air-power demonstration
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9) Why use staged pyrotechnics when you can use your 30mm cannon to destroy a few targets on the ground.... :twisted:
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10) When the AH-64's were finished securing the area, the S-70 showed its capability of extracting downed pilots by winching them out
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11) S-70 departing the scene after the AH-64's took care of business
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12) Covering their exit, the AH-64's released all of their flares from a stationary position
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13) After the smoke had somewhat cleared, the F-15I thundered down the runway for a sunset demo
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15) beautiful camo
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regards,
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Re: IDF/AF Graduation Ceremony photos (June 2013)

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:respect: & thanks for showing. Crispy shots from an interesting air force.
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Post by Bennie »

Very nice set Koen!!

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Post by Stephan Lodewijks »

Wow very nice! Nice departure from the usual pure-staticshow Israel photos!

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:respect:
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That's a real AIR POWER DEMO !
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Awesome shots Koen :worship:
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nr 13 is a beauty!
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Re: IDF/AF Graduation Ceremony photos (June 2013)

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I am absolutely not worthy of appearing in this thread, but one aeroplane was missing in 2013 ....

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Now fully restored after a very long rebuild
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