163rd IAF pilot graduation ceremony


Photos taken at the latest Israeli Air Force pilot graduation ceremony (“טקס כנפיים”, or “Wings Ceremony” in Hebrew). The pilot course is the most prestigious course in the Israeli army. A record number of women graduated this course.

In attendance: IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, IAF Commander in Chief Ido Nehushtan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

The ceremony featured an airshow that included the IAF flying acrobatic team, the F-15I (the IAF’s newest fighter jet), combat helicopters and old planes from the IAF museum.

Airshow featuring the IAF acrobatic team

 

Fireworks shot from combat helicopters during the airshow

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