Marine helicopter squadron back exercise with Greek air force

צילום: חיל האוויר

Continued cooperation between the Israeli air force: “Greek defenders of the West” where the maritime exercise in the Aegean Sea. Wet battles and rescue seasickness-on air, sea and land.

תאריך: 08/03/2011, 17:46    
מחבר: מיכל ויסברוד, אתר חיל האוויר

Marine helicopter squadron returned from navy czarina of the Aegean Sea, which was held the week of training Navy maritime forces of Greece. For three
“Defenders of the practice days West describe different, trained in naval battle and rescue of survivors seemed impossible.

“This is a good opportunity for us,” explains Lieutenant Eyal, “bat”, while explicitly map and draw the finger of Israeli boats towards Greece.
“Beyond the training with the Navy, the aim is to strengthen the cooperation with Greece, which recently also helped halt the Gaza flotilla.”

It appears that the cooperation with Greece only stronger: last April, Greece participated in exercise “noble country”: a common practice of the Israeli Navy sixth fleet ships of the United States, where practice inter alia to combat against submarines. In addition
Earlier this month another training in Greece ended, where the helicopter squadrons took part “sword”, “ו”הצרעה “,” desert birds. Last May came from the Air Force Commander, Lieutenant General klokosas and osilius, paid an official visit to Israel which hosted the IAF headquarters in premises and Ramat David.

During the cruise, the squadron personnel becoming seamen. Tech veteran to the squadron commanders, everybody taking part in works on the ship: kitchen shifts to the saves. But the main challenge in the long cruises is totally different: stories of wild waves and severe nausea and spinning in the “West”, forming succulent Vellore.

However, his Deputy, deer, don’t worry too much. “I’m not nervous,” he said with a smile just days before leaving the shores of Israel. “I believe that I trained for it, and besides, since I’m in charge of the squadron exercise, most phones today and I have no time to think what it would be. I’m not afraid of seasickness, there are ways to handle it, and if you’re going to suffer, not bad. “

Translated from Hebrew