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IAF: Knock On Wood: IAF’s Traditions and Superstitions

Almost every unit in the IAF has a superstition of some kind, a talisman, or ancient tradition. So why is there a donkey in the courtyard of the „Knights of the North” squadron? Which coin do soldiers of the „Knights of the Orange Tail” squadron carry in their pockets? And why is a black cat […]

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IAF: Chief of Staff of Italian Air Force Visits Israel

The Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force, Lieutenant General Pasqual Preziosa, landed in Israel as part of close cooperation between the air forces of both countries. During Lieutenant General Preziosa’s visit, in which he was the personal guest of Commander of the Israeli Air Force, Major General Amir Eshel, he toured some of […]

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IAF: The First Flight on the Hercules: The Founding Team Takes to the Air

Last week, a C-130J Hercules plane took off from its home base in Arkansas. But this time, there were Israeli Air Force aerial team members in the cockpit. The C-130J plane is the American version of the Hercules plane that will serve the IAF starting next year, after unique Israeli systems have been installed. The […]

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IAF: Long-range Flights

When talking about „all options on the table”, it’s understood that these include military options. The IAF, the long arm of the IDF, is responsible for exercising the option if need be. To this end, soldiers in the squadrons of the force practice and reinforce the spectrum of skills, even in long-range flight. In this […]

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The IAF is an exemplary fighting force

The big mission that awaits General Welsh has nothing to do with combat or even one enemy or another, mainly because in the global reality of September 2013, there isn’t a single air force on the face of the earth that can pose a challenge to the USAF. The challenge facing General Welsh is the […]

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F-16I Squadrons Return for Training

Two months have passed since the F-16I Division was grounded following the crash last July, and now they have returned to flying. As part of a gradual process, last week, F-16I squadrons held their first training sessions at the Ramon airbase since the grounding. „It’s like an athlete who needs to get back into shape” […]