Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Aerial salute on Israel's 63rd birthday

Quintuplet -- 1. a combination of five of a kind
OK, I got my Q word for ABC Wednesday.
This morning a quintuplet of helicopters flew right over my house, followed by a second identical formation.
They must have been on their way to Jerusalem to do an Air Force fly-over for Independence Day.
The choppers were followed by five fighter jets and then several Hercules transport planes.
This combination was about aerial refueling.
Thanks, pilots, for letting me enjoy hearing and seeing these aircraft without leaving my doorstep!
Happy 63rd Independence Day!


Hilda said...

Happy birthday to Israel! I have so many wishes and prayers for her, I can't even begin writing them.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Happy Independence Day! One of the thrilling moments of my life was walking through the Jerusalem streets near the Lion's Gate on Independence Day and the fighter jets roaring overheard....everything vibrated from the roar of their engines echoing off the stone walls...even my bones. I had almost forgotten that moment until I saw your post today!

foto-sh said...

flower and power love to israel.. happy birthday

richies said...

Wow! I have never seen five helicopters in the air at the same time.

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Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

the last picture looks like a smiling face. how cute.

Leif Hagen said...

Happy birthday to Israel! Wishing her many more happy, productive years ahead!

Jane and Chris said...

Happy Birthday, Israel. I will visit one day.
Jane x

Kay L. Davies said...

Five helicopters and five planes — two quintets for Israel, how wonderful!
Wishing you and Israel all the best, Dina.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

crystal said...

Happy Independence Day :)

VioletSky said...

Wonderful synchronicity!

VP said...

I still have pictures of a day like this, with different jets but with the same wonderful spirit!
Happy Birthday, Israel!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Happy Birthday to your country!

Hels said...

Great day ... happy birthday, Israel!

My birthday is the 29th November. I love to see my birthday on street signs all over Israel :)

Cloudia said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Aloha from Waikiki

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Kay said...

Happy Birthday, Israel! That must have been spectacular!

Rayna Eliana said...

Bravo. Mazal Tov! Great shots.

Spiderdama said...

Mazel tov! Gratulerer!
Great show. I saw the video too. Wonderful! I should have been pilot.
Happy evening to you:-)

Pietro said...

Enjoyable views of the helicopters and of the planes!

Reader Wil said...

Happy Independence Day! Belated may be, but the independence is hopefully everlasting and I wish you too a more peaceful future. Shalom dear Dina!