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Recreating Historic KC-97 Flight By Israeli Air Force

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Shalom and greetings all my pals,

Presenting recreation of Israeli air force's emergency KC-97 cargo resupply mission from an Israeli air force base to HE1F Fayid air force base in Egypt located approximately 23 km south of Ismailia  and 69 miles northeast of Cairo during Yom Kippur war.

Yes you are reading it correctly!!!  It marked the first time in history of Israel that Israeli air force plane had landed on Egyptian air force base!!! How did it happen?  Israeli army forces with tanks managed to smash through Egyptian defenses, crossed Suez Canal, and landed on Egypt pushing 30 miles deep inside Egypt which created one logistical problem which was replenishment of supplies such as food, fuel, ammunition, and spare parts.  Since it would take too long time for supply trucks to travel from Israel to deep inside Egypt,  they decided to use cargo planes to fly all supplies from Israel to HE1F Fayid air force base that was captured by Israeli army.

Presenting the historic flight....

Starting engines at an Israeli air force base

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Wing view of engines that were started to roaring life!!

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Taxiing to short of runway

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Entering into runway for take off

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Starting take off run spewing desert sand dust

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Airborne on climb to FL160

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Passing through clouds while crossing Negev desert toward Sinai desert

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Cockpit view of Gulf of Aqaba which indicates entering into Sinai desert

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Cruising at FL160 crossing Sinai desert

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Passing Israeli air force's Etzion Air Force Base

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Cruising across Sinai desert with background view of Gulf of Aqaba

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Cruising

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Nice tail view

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Gulf of Suez is becoming visible ahead!!!

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Wing view of Gulf of Aqaba

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Wing view of Gulf of Suez

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Approaching Gulf of Suez

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Because of regulations of the forums not allowing more than 20 screenshots per post, please be kind enough to go to this hyperlink as seen below to view rest of the flight.

 

Here is the link: http://vatil.org.il/forum/index.php/topic/42862-recreating-historic-kc-97-flight-by-israeli-air-force/

Thank you for viewing!!  Stay tuned for next exciting screenshot.

Regards,

Aharon

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Thank you for this presentation!....I remember this.

 

HLJAMES

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HLJames, Bernd1511, FDX777, and Pinlifter,

 

Thanks for your kind words.

 

Regards,

 

Aharon

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Mamush1950,

 

Thanks for your kind words.

 

Regards,

 

Aharon

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