The Golden Eagles are on their Way to Israel
The preparations for the arrival of the first F-35 aircraft are under
way. An exclusive review of the cutting-edge fighter aircraft expected
to revolutionize the Israeli Air Force and the aerial warfare doctrine
employed in the Middle East.
It will take place on Monday, December 12, 2016. In the presence of
Israel's national leaders, two F-35 fighters, IAF designation 'Adir',
will land at Nevatim IAF base. According to international law, once the
aircraft wheels have touched the ground, the aircraft is officially
transferred to the possession of the Israeli Government. A technical
flight team will approach the aircraft and attach the emblem of the
newly-established IAF squadron – the Golden Eagle Squadron.
At this time, four aircraft intended for IAF are already on the assembly line and the Israeli flag flies over the assembly station. On June 22, the roll-out ceremony will be held, where the first complete aircraft will roll out of the hangar. Next summer, the F-35 will make its debut flight appearance to the aviation world at the Farnborough International Airshow near London, England. The complete designation of this aircraft is F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). On December 12, the first pair of 'Adir' fighters will depart for Nevatim IAF base, Israel.