Rishon LeZion – Wednesday 8th May 2019 (John Tomlinson)

Just South of Tel Aviv and off the motorway was our next airfield, Rishon Le Zion.

A rather strange place, as it has a private museum with many of the exhibits outside. The flying club members are normally happy to allow access to the field, however the field owner and the museum owner does not like visitors!

Anyway, we were initially given permission for access to the field and then the owner arrived and asked us to leave. Shame we did not not have time to go in the hangar, but a few were noted, as were most of the museum aircraft.

We would return on our last day as see more activity on the field.

Co-ordinates: 31.969049N 34.752303E

Photographs at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72157708837328432

Still a few items to be identified, but as we were unable to get close, they may go begging:

Museum Area:

?? Rutan Vari Eze White C/n Unknown Private / Next to Texan: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/47965469061/in/album-72157708837328432/

?? Rutan Vari Eze Blue Silver C/n Unknown Private https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/47965435648/in/album-72157708837328432/

Helipter Pad:
?? Robinson R22 C/n Unknown Private https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/47965400902/in/album-72157708837328432/
?? Robinson R22 C/n Unknown Private


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

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

Dump area 2
4X-HHW Tecnam P.92 Echo C/n 436 Private

Airfield and museum Area
17 Gloster Meteor T.7 C/n WL434 Preserved
78 North American T-6 Texan C/n Unknown Preserved
215 IAI Arava 202 ECM C/n 0109 Preserved
720 IAI Searcher UAV C/n Unknown Preserved
726 IAI F-21A Kfir C/n Unknown Preserved

4X-AYH Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 C/n 0446 Preserved
4X-BCT Robinson R44 C/n 11888 Private

(4X-BDL) Robinson R-22 Beta II (2796) cabin only
4X-GEG Slingsby T.53B C/n 1717 Private
4X-GGB Slingsby T.43 C/n 1318 Private
4X-HDU Rans S.12 C/n 1290045 Private
4X-HFN Zenair CH.701 C/n 7-2073B Private
4X-HFZ Zenair CH.701 C/n 7-2073F Preserved
4X-HGO Zenair CH.701 C/n 7-1922 Preserved
4X-HID I.C.P. MXP-740 C/n 01-01-51-047 Private
4X-HIG Fly Synthesis Texan C/n 58 Private
4X-HKV Zenair CH.601 C/n 6-9340 Private
4X-HRC Fly Synthesis Texan C/n F2AD1310A15B Private
4X-HRQ TL Ultralight TL-2000 C/n 10ST353 Private
4X-HRS Fly Synthesis Texan C/n F700920211/450 Private
4X-HRY Fly Synthesis Texan C/n F801030304 Private
4X-HSA BRM Aero NG-5 C/n 390/2018 Private
4X-HUR US Home Built Light Aircraft C/n 1 Preserved
4X-HYG Fly Synthesis Texan Top Class II-RG C/n F2EH1591003E Private
4X-HYM Fly Synthesis Texan Club C/n F2CC1490D17E Private
4X-HYN Fly Synthesis Texan C/n F2CD1631013E Private
4X-HZP TL Ultralight TL-2000 C/n Unknown Private
4X-HZR Fly Synthesis Texan C/n F2AD1470D02B Private
F-GMPK Fouga CM-170R Magister C/n 191 Preserved (Coded PK)

Photo credit: John Tomlinson