[Video] Exercise Blue Flag in Israel (as seen from the cockpit of a Greek F-16)

Last year, between Nov. 24 and 28, Israel held Exercise “Blue Flag” which involved about 100 aircraft belonging to the Israeli, Italian, Greek and U.S. air forces.

The following video, mainly taken from the cockpit of a Hellenic Air Force F-16 Block 52, gives an rough idea of the type of missions flown (at least by the Greek assets) during the largest joint-military exercise in Israel’s history.



H/T to aviationlive.org for the heads-up


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  1. What are these Greeks flying around in Israel for? The Germans didn’t give them bailout money just so they can burn it on flying around their F-16s. Get back to work, you worthless Mediterranean, olive skinned ingrates!

    • Greece is the only state in the troubled region of east Med that provides stability for western interests. Get the whole picture before posting your full of hate comments.

        • The state hasn’t bankrupted, Greece has the same financial problems as Spain Italy and Portugal have. Instead of wasting your time eating cheeseburgers bring some facts. Those med countries dont share common borders with Canada mr illinois,they have 120 million muslims at their front door.How many wars broke at your borders the past 10 years?

  2. No, it’s the other way around. Your economic illiteracy is a microcosm of the Greek economic failures.

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