Chief of Staff visits IAF’s Ramon Airbase

Lt. Gen. Gantz conducts unannounced inspection; expresses satisfaction with readiness and preparedness of base personnel

Date: 17/11/2011, 9:37 AM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz conducted an unannounced inspection on Wednesday evening (November 16) at the IAF’s Ramon Airbase.

During the visit, Lt. Gen. Gantz checked the preparedness and alertness of fighter pilots at the base.

As part of the exercise, pilots were called to their jets for takeoff. Only just before takeoff were they informed that it was a drill and not a real-life incident.

Lt. Gen. Gantz expressed satisfaction with the level of readiness and preparedness of the pilots and air crews operating at the base.