July Around the World
The record broken by the world's first solar plane, NASA's new Mars bound UAV and the F-16 and Cessna crash. Reviewing July's events
Ramat David Airbase was established by the British in 1941, as part of the Royal Air Force infrastructure. It was intended to function as an alternative to the base in Haifa, that had been attack by German aircraft during World War Two.
Sikorsky CH-53 ('Yas'ur')
The IAF's main transport helicopter. Since entering service in 1969, the 'Yas'ur' has taken part in numerous operations in enemy territory. In these operations - most of which remain secret - the IAF has made full use of its varied capabilities in rescue, carrying large payloads, transporting troops and equipment and long distance flight