Rishon LeZion – Friday 10th May 2019 (John Tomlinson)

After taking our time packing our suitcases and clearing out the vans, we left our hotel in Bat Yam. We decided on a second visit to this field for a bit of relaxation before our flights home from Ben Gurion, which was only a few kilometres away.

On this occasion we walked the Easterly perimeter path and saw more activity today, as a few aircraft were enjoying touch and go’s.

Photographs at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72157709214557847

With regard to our last visit, some information has come to light about our outstanding aircraft of that day.

The Robinson Cabin is now known to be 4X-BDL https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/47965415647/in/album-72157708837328432/

This one is still unknown: The white Rutan Vari Eze Next to Texan: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/47965469061/in/album-72157708837328432/

Rutan Vari Eze Blue / Silver: More information on this is as quoted below:

QUOTE: This aircraft was purchased by Aeronautics company, which removed the pilot’s system from the aircraft, and intended to turn it into UAV for test command and control systems.
After the installation and separation experiments were completed, this special aircraft was donated to the Israeli aviation and space museum located in Rishon Le-Zion.
This aircraft is without registration, also unfortunately the manufacturer’s number is unknown.


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 1325-1400hrs
Airfield Co-ordinates: 31.969049N 34.752303E

Dump area 1
4X-CAC Piper PA-23250 C/n 27-4377 Nesher Aviation Tourism
?? Unknown Microlight C/n Unknown Private

About the field
17 Gloster Meteor T.7 C/n WL434 Preserved
78 North American T-6 C/n Unknown Preserved
215 IAI Arava 202 ECM C/n 109 Preserved
?? Rutan Vari Eze White C/n Unknown Private
4X-AYH Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 C/n 446 Preserved
4X-BDF Robinson R44 C/n 1124 Private
4X-BDI Bell Helicopters 206L-3 C/n 51344 Corporate
4X-BDL Robinson R22 C/n 2796 Private
4X-BID Robinson R44 C/n 12860 Private
4X-BME Bell Helicopters 206B-3 C/n 4093 Corporate
4X-BMG Bell Helicopters 206B-3 C/n 4402 Corporate
4X-GEG Slingsby T.53B C/n 1717 Private
4X-HFN Zenair CH.701 C/n 7-2073B Private
4X-HGJ Tecnam P.92 Echo C/n 144 Private
4X-HKH I.C.P. MXP-740 C/n Unknown Private
4X-HKO Fly Synthesis Texan C/n Unknown Private
4X-HMW Tecnam P.92 Echo C/n 1581 Private
4X-HRY Fly Synthesis Texan C/n F801030304 Private
4X-HTF Euro ALA Jet Fox C/n 38 Private
4X-HYJ Fly Synthesis Texan II C/n F2AD1510D26E Private
4X-HYL Aeroprakt A.22LS C/n A22LS-255 Private
4X-HYM Fly Synthesis Texan Club C/n F2CC1490D17E Private
4X-HYS BRM Aero NG-5 C/n 240/2016 Private

Photo credit: John Tomlinson