Flying High over Jerusalem

Flying High over Jerusalem

Often in Jerusalem, Israel,

you have to wait to see what will happen next.

Every year for the Yoms, a “dress rehearsal”

or “practice run” is a few days before the annual air show

which is held on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Independence Day.

But earlier this week, instead of the usual 4 small planes,

a lone plane flew over and did a daredevil diving loop.

It was so fast and high, I did not get a good photo.

Then one day there were four planes in formation,

with one looping through the other three.

I got a quick video, it was not easy to see,

but you could hear me say “wow” over the noise of the planes.

At a practice flight on Friday morning,

it was clear why there were more rehearsals than usual.

I an not complaining, I love them all.

This time I knew just where to aim the camera, and

decided to share the video instead of the regular Friday photo.

The full show and real deal is not until Tuesday,

but for now wishing all,

שבת שלום

Shabbat Shalom.

9 Favorites of Israel Independence Day

Yom Haatzmaut 5775, Israel Independence Day 2015

will be remembered for its wild weather.

It was stormy and windy, rainy and cold in Jerusalem, Israel.

But the favorite flyovers starting

helicopter

with large helicopters flew in spite of the dark clouds,

flyover

while these planes found a time with some blue sky.

smoke from grill

Before noon, smoke rose from the mangals (grills).

blue and white for Israel independence day

A few adventurous families arrived at Gan Sacher, Sacher Park,

prepared with large blue and white plastic hammers and more.

volunteers on Yom Haatzmaut

One family came all the way from New Jersey to

help out with a mangal for the

Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin.

independence day Israel

With fewer people in the park this year,

these sellers of foam spray had to use it up themselves.

blue and white for Yom Haazmaut

Dark clouds were not going to keep these girls away,

gan sacher yom haatzmaut

nor those with the lone soldiers group.

Yom Haatzmaut 5775 100b

Their Israeli flag was easy to find,

lone soldier mangal

along with lots of good food.

What a little rain?

There was no questionn but to go ahead and celebrate.

air show

The afternoon flyovers added to the fun.

Gans sacher on Independence day

There were tall people with kites,

yom haatzmaut

little people with bubbles and flags,

couple in blue and white

and lots of blue and white.

And if not that was enough,

Nachman truck on streets

these vans going around with music blasting

would stop and share their music and dance.

But then,

just as people were groaning that they ate too much,

and getting around to cleaning up,

a rocket was launched from Gaza landing in southern Israel

and exploded.

 Friday morning in Jerusalem,

the lines in supermarkets are long

and supplies of chicken are short.

They keep trying to kill us.

They fail,

We eat.

שבת שלום

Shabbat Shalom.

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Fly Over on Independence Day in Jerusalem

Air space over Jerusalem, Israel is not open,

when planes or helicopters fly over we notice.

The week before Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day

DSC_3385fb planes over Jerusalem, Israel

the sounds meant, it was rehearsal time

for the annual flyover air show and time to grab the camera.

planes flying over Jerusalem, airshow photo, image planes in formation

On Yom Ha’atzmaut it was very cloudy.

image flyover, photo air show

Friends on beach in Tel Aviv had it easier to get a clear view.

IMG_3673b watching air show in Jerusalem, Israel Sacher Park

But when those planes start flying over in formation,

it is something special to see.

Former Israeli Ambassador to US, Michael Oren (right)

stopped mid-sentence to look to the sky.

image planes in formation, photo air show

A little coloring helped this photo.

image planes flying in formation, photo planes on cloudly day

There were several flyovers by different types of planes.

image planes in sky, photo air show, image flyover

In Gan Sacher, Sacher Park, where we were at the time of the show,

 by the last set of planes

everyone had found their spot to see and to take a photo.

Israel Independence Day 66!