For first time in 33 years, IAI to salute Israel with Independence Day flyover

On Thursday, in honor of the country and its citizens, several types of IAI aircraft will fly over dozens of cities and towns, from the north to the south 

For first time in 33 years, IAI to salute Israel with Independence Day flyover

The B767. Photo: IAI

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced Tuesday that it will hold a festive flyover to salute the State of Israel and its citizens on the country’s 73rd Independence Day. The flyover will take place on Thursday, April 15, between 12:00 and 14:30.

It is the first time for IAI to hold such a flyover since 1988. Flyovers by the Israeli Air Force are an iconic feature of the country's annual Independence Day celebrations.

According to IAI, the flyover will boast some of IAI’s most advanced aircraft, including the Boeing 777-300 ER, which serves as a prototype in a new conversion process, making IAI the first company to convert airplanes of this model; the Boeing 767, a high-demand model that doubled its conversion lines this year and has just completed the conversion into cargo process; and two G280 executive jets, which IAI manufactures for Gulfstream.

IAI said that the flyover will pass over the following areas: Ashdod; Yavne; Tel-Aviv – Jaffa; Herzliya; Netanya; Hadera; Pardes Hanna-Karkur; Umm al Fahm; Afula, Afula Ilit; Tiberias; Carmiel; Jadeidi-Makr; Acre; Jerusalem (including the Knesset building); Ma’ale Adumim; Masada; Arad; Dimona; and Yeruham.

Photo: Gulfstream

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