Un Blog dédié à l'armée de l'air Israelienne et à ses compagnies aériennes de type commerciales / A dedicated blog to Israel Air Force and its Commercial Airlines
Thursday, December 26, 2013
(En - 26 Dec 2013 - News) Israeli Air Force's newest pilots to get their wings
The Israeli Air Force's newest pilots were set to receive
their wings Thursday in a traditional graduation ceremony held at Hatzerim air
force base. Two women are among the course graduates this year, as well as the
first pilot of Indian origin, who was born in Moshav Nevatim.
The event, which marks the end of the air force's 167th
course, also marks 100 years of aviation in the Jewish homeland; the first plane
landed in Jaffa in 1913. President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya'alon and Chief of the General Staff
Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz were expected to attend the ceremony.
On Tuesday, flight course graduates received the rank of first
lieutenant in a ceremony also held at the Hatzerim air force base. Hatzerim
commander Brig. Gen. Tal Kelman hosted the event.