Israel Air Force pilots head to U.S. to test-fly new military aircraft

15.07.2011                      13.Tammus, 5771

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Israel Air Force pilots head to U.S. to test-fly new military aircraft

Israeli pilots visit Marine Corp base in North Carolina; IAF will have to replace outdated aircraft models toward the end of the decade.

An Israel Air Force delegation recently visited a United States Marine Corps base in North Carolina in order to test out the new V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
According to the Marine Corp news site, two IAF lieutenant colonels first visited the New River base in May, followed by another trip in June along with five more Israeli pilots. The pilots first used the V-22 Osprey simulator before boarding the aircrafts for several practice flights which included tactical landings, flights in formation, night flights, and aerial refueling….