Haifa – Thursday 9th May 2019 (John Tomlinson)

As I mentioned in the Ramat David report, we were hoping to visit a second military base for the open day, this time Haifa.

However this did not go to plan. We approached what we thought was one of the entrances to the base, however we were told by the military, all with some serious armoury, that the entrance was on the other side of the field. We were assured by our guide that this had not happened on previous occasions, however we would have to move on. Unfortunately the base was also now closing, so we had to see what we could as we drove around the perimeter.

The only photographs taken here was of the Phantom Gate Guard where we first tried to access the base for the event.

Photographs at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72157709080424727

Haifa Co-ordinates: 32.811968, 35.040705


Trip Airfield Albums https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums
Country Folders https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/collections

Old scanned photographs at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/collections/72157676555557434/

Noted between 1248-1315 & then 1423hrs
I have decided to leave all my notes of aircraft noted but not identified, in case other people were at this base or a subsequent report becomes public.

Gate Guard
001 McDonnell-Douglas F-4E 2000 Phantom II C/n 4292 Preserved

Other aircraft as we moved around the perimeter of the field.
76 Dassault Mystere IVA C/n 103 Preserved
983 Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion C/n 65134 Instructional Airframe
4X-BEM MBB/Kawasaki BK117B-2 C/n 7228 Corporate

Air Show area:
?? Sikorsky CH-53 A Sea Stallion
?? Lockheed C130
?? F-15 to the right of the C130
?? C-12
?? AW139 Yellow/Black
?? AW139 Yellow/Black
?? Business Jet White colours

Plus 2 x F-16 Nose to nose and noted over the base wall. Tails but not the fuselage noted, as too close to the high wall.
?? F-16
?? F-16

Civil part of the Airfield:
4X-CGT Cessna 172A 47559 Private
4X-CYA Diamond DA C/n Unknown Private
4X-DAT Diamond DA 42 C/n Unknown Private
4X-AIV Cessna 152 C/n 152-81384 Private

Photo credit: John Tomlinson