30 years for establishing a fact. “

מטוס ממריא מבסיס “עובדה”. צילום ארכיון: חיל האוויר

The base, which serves as a training centre and training of the force, originally built by the United States as a replacement for Etzion airbase “facing Israel withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula following the

תאריך: 21/05/2012, 12:38    
מחבר: יעל ליבנת, אתר צה”ל

Last week 30 years were raised to establish a fact. ” The Foundation, which placed the Squadron “flying dragon”, including a number of bodies and used as the basis of training and training of the force, among other things, the school and the school for officers of the air force.

The base, located in southern, uvda was built by United States as a substitute for the base.
Etzion evacuated following Israel withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula as part of the peace agreement with Egypt.
The base is named after “operation”, to the southern Negev and Eilat in the independence war.

Etzion airbase was established in 1972 in the Sinai, two Moon squadrons “Golden Eagle” and “Phoenix”, who took part in the Yom Kippur war base. In 1976 established a third Squadron, the squadron shatters “. In 1979, after the peace treaty with Egypt and returning the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt, squadrons borders base.
Ramon base and new base in fact. On 30 March 1982 ceremony of evacuation
Etzion and a ceremony at the base, and the base was 17.5.1982 basis.

During the last 30 years many base frames provide instructive activities within different capabilities and interoperability. In 1988 the input base in יסמ-School of the professions and in 2004 received the school of air force officers. In 2005 opened on the base.
“Flying Dragon Squadron”, in 2007 the squadron was training and in 2008 received the base boot company.

“Red Squadron”, or an “official name” Flying Dragon Squadron is unique, for pilot training of Israeli air force pilots and squadrons of host countries. The pilots performing flybys in which they fly by תו”ל (military-weapons) against the enemy’s Navy pilots, and train them in aerial warfare. The air force squadron that simulates the enemy called “red power” and the air force pilots to follow the practice called “blue force”. The matter came to the base’s squadrons
The Italian air force and to train Polish with the squadron.

“In the past 30 years, the fact that the base served and continues to serve as a leader in many areas and protect the State of Israel,” said Base Commander, Colonel AVI.

Translated from Hebrew