On Independence Day (Tuesday, 6 May) the coach left at half past six for Ramat David. At eight o’clock we wanted to be at the gate. Unfortunately the weather was bad and the sun did not show itself. We could enter the airfield quickly and soon the aircraft, which once again were parked perfectly, were captured with our cameras. Four T-6As flew a demo, just like an SA565MA of 193Sqn and four 110Sqn F-16Cs that opened the show. Five additional F-16Cs took off to take part in the flypast. So we bagged nine operational F-16Cs, not bad at all. Upon leaving the base we also photographed the gate guards. We then moved the coach towrds the exit of the base. The flypast began with three Beech B200s, followed by three S-65C Yasúrs, two KC-130H with the latest C-130J-30, a G550 with a G500, followed by a KC707 with three F-15Ds. Finally, two F-16 formations; one with five 253Sqn F-16Is and the five F-16C we had seen taking off earlier. Due to the large crowds it took a while before we were on the main road to Haifa. The moment we arrived here, the road was blocked but after much talk the fences parted and we could walk to the main gate of Haifa Technical School. Luckily the sun had returned a little and we could capture the operational and museum aircraft nicely. After Haifa we drove to the airstrip of Habonim. Here were five Do28s parked near a very busy railroad and also a small museum in the open. In the hangar we noted a former Australian Tiger Moth. We were very well received and were allowed to photograph everything. Via Ben Gurion we returned to our hotel. There were two Indian Air Force BD700s being equipped with electronics. Unfortunately, the waterfront restaurant was closed and we had to figure out something else for dinner. Some went into the city, others stayed closer to the hotel. A very long but interesting day was about to end. Tomorrow we got up even earlier.