Captain Tal is a 25-year-old F-16 pilot in the Israel Air Force “Northern Knights” squadron. During the March 2012 fire exchange in Gaza, Tal targeted terrorists in the Hamas-controlled area and helped restore quiet to the residents of southern Israel. Tal’s job is not easy. Palestinian terrorists use women and children as human shields, and so Tal must do everything he can to avoid harming civilians.

“We’re under constant pressure to be as precise as possible,” Tal said. “Before going out on a mission, we check every element again and again, to make sure there will be no mistakes.”

Spotlight: Captain Tal, an IAF Fighter Pilot