Thursday, December 11, 2014

Greeks and Jews in mock battle


Meitar is used to hearing the deafening sound of Air Force jets overhead many times a day.
But these two fighter jets were so high I didn't even hear them.
I think they were part of the joint IDF-Hellenic Air Force drill week that took place down here in the Negev (Israel's southern desert).

This article says the Greek and Israeli squadrons "practiced different complex air-to-air scenarios, with a combination of aerial refueling, protecting strategic assets and dealing with unexpected threats in the sky in order to learn from one another."

Bonus: a sharp close-up of one of our F-16s taking off during the joint exercise.


William Kendall said...

Quite a remarkable shot. It's both a good way to sharpen skills and get to know other pilots.

cieldequimper said...

And here I was thinking that you'd spotted angels.

Cloudia said...

That's a good sound!

ALOHA from Honolulu

VP said...

That's very interesting! The only time I saw (and photographed) some F-15 was on a Yom Ha'atzmaut fly-over near the Knesset...

Kay said...

It's good to work together.