The Israeli Air Force is taking part at the Hungarian International Air and Military show. Along with air forces from around the world, the IAF will feature its capabilities in an exhibit hall which will be located inside a real “Hercules” plane of the force
Yael Harary | Translation: Nikolai Avrutov
An IAF delegation left this morning to Hungary in a “Hercules” plane.
Within hours from landing, the aircraft will convert from a transport plane to an Israeli exhibition hall, where thousands of visitors will have an opportunity to see some of IAF’s capabilities showcased.
In addition to the large aircraft, two “Sufa” (F-16I) jets of “The One” squadron are headed to Hungary, where they will be part of the Israeli exhibition.
The famous Airborne Search and Rescue Unit 669, will be part of the show too.
“This is the first time in the history of the show that Israel is participating”, said Major Michael Grovman, technical officer of the delegation. “It is very important for us to be a part of it, to demonstrate our capabilities and tools, and most importantly to give people an opportunity to meet some of our personnel”.
The IAF will remain in Hungary for five days, during which it will participate in one of the largest air shows in Europe. Over 20 air forces from around the world are expected to arrive, along with some of their best equipment.
Show organizers expect about 150,000 visitors, as the Hungarian air base opens its doors for all anyone interested to come in and see the show.
The Israeli exhibit will not be active on Saturday.