For the second time in 2013 a group of aviation photographers stood at the airport of Schiphol ready for a 4Aviation tour to Israel. While in April the festivities surrounding the Independence Day were the main objective for the group, the group of 12 had now been given unique access to Hatzerim air base where a group of new pilots would receive their ‘wings’. In the past this ceremony was always accompanied by a small but very fine air show during which also live weapons were fired. On Saturday 22 June Swiss brought us to Tel Aviv securely via Zurich. In Tel Aviv where the customs formalities went very smoothly. After picking up the two rental cars it was already very early in the morning, nevertheless we headed for the hotel to leave the suitcases and to refresh.