In 2012 we organised our first tour to Israel. The tour took place during the country’s Independence Day celebrations. During these celebrations some of the bases are “open” to the public to visit. Obviously we also visited the large Air Force museum at Hatzerim.
Israel is an exciting country for the aviation enthusiast. It features a strong and modern air force. The aircraft are often painted in a nice colour scheme and large unit markings on the tail. The only small problem is that the country normally doesn’t allow aviation enthusiasts close to their aircraft. 4Aviation arranged access to some bases for the celebration of Independence Day in collaboration with our good friend David.
On Tuesday 24 April, a large group of 21 people was ready for departure at the Brussels airport. The flight with Brussels Airlines went smoothly and we arrived in Tel Aviv very late in the evening. The customs formalities proved successful so we could board our coach on the way to the hotel near the beach in Netanya.