Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion – Saturday 4th May 2019 (John Tomlinson)

My flight from Brussels would arrived in Tel Aviv a few hours before the rest of the group, who were coming from Luton. So after passing through security, I acquainted myself with the airport layout, as I was hoping that I could view airport activity until they arrived, maybe even take a few photographs.

I arrived in terminal 3, the rest of the group would land at terminal 1 at around 1930hrs. However they would be transferred to terminal 3, so I was able to relax in the terminal where I landed.

To the right of the departures gates in terminal three is a good place to view proceedings. I sat at a cafe / Pizza restaurant and viewed, with the help of FR24 on my phone, the inbounds as well as outbound aircraft. Nothing could sneak in or out. In addition, I took up a seat which was also a charger station for mobiles, Ipads and the like. I noticed quite a few of these scattered around the airport, including when I returned for my departure flight.

When there was a lull, I went outside on level three and took photographs to the left and the right of the terminal. Other tourists were also enjoying the aircraft activity in the warmth of the Israeli sun, although we all kept under shade I took photographs with no issues, however no doubt I was being monitored. All in all a very relaxing wait until the rest of the groups arrived. So a great start to my Israeli adventure, enjoying Brussels and well as Ben Gurion. I would also be back again in a few days time for an official tour of the airfield, which would include the opportunity to see the excellent views from the control tower.

Photographs at:



Trip Airfield Albums

Country Folders

Old scanned photographs at:

Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion

Noted between 1450-2000hrs

4X-ABF Airbus A320232 C/n 4354 Israir
4X-ABI Airbus A320232(SL) C/n 7110 Israir
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VT-ANR Boeing 7878 C/n 36289 Air India


Photo credit: John Tomlinson