Dec 23, 2013

Israel FDC on "100 Years of Aviation in Eretz Israel"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


100 Years of Aviation in Eretz Israel

Date of Issue : 3 December 2013

(Right to Left)
Bleriot XI - the first airplane in Eretz Israel, 1913
French aviator Jules Vedrines landed his Bleriot XI monoplane north of Jaffa, as he competed in an aviation contest promoted by the French newspaper Le Matin. The contest route took aviators from Paris to Cairo.

Fouga Magister - IDF Air Force training plane, 1960
The French Fouga Magister jet-engine training aircraft was the first aircraft to be assembled by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Israel. Generations of IDF Air Force pilots were trained on this aircraft, which served the IDF for decades.

Heron I - unmanned aerial vehicle, 1994
This unmanned aerial vehicle was manufactured in Israel, a forerunner in the development and diverse operational use of such devices. The Heron I serves the IDF Air Force as well as other air forces around the world.

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