On Wednesday morning, 25 April, after a short night the bus was already waiting for us, including the two German guests who had arranged their own flights to Israel. The first goal of the day was Herzliya. On this small civilian airport, a TBM is being restored and we saw several former Air Force Piper Cubs. Photography was not a problem. Initially, a visit to Sde Dov was scheduled, but unfortunately our guide could not make it at that time. We therefore had a look from just outside the field. We were lucky that a Beech 200 was in the approach while we were there. At 11 o’clock, all sirens sounded to commemorate Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day). Life stood still for two minutes, very impressive. We continued to the Air Force college training centre at Holz where different instructional airframes are in use (including Piper Cubs, F-16, AH-1 and Hughes 500). Then there was still time to visit a small collection at Rishon LeZyon before we went to the Tel Nof air base. Here we had permission to enter the airfield a day before the actual open day and to view and photograph the static. In consultation with the very cooperative young ladies of the Public Affairs office of the Air Force we were able to temporarily remove many cords and information signs to make clean shots of the aircraft. That all worked perfectly. After this we went to the hotel to freshen up and then off to the beach to enjoy a delicious meal and a few drinks.