Hundreds of thousands of Israelis lifted their eyes to the skies Tuesday to catch a glimpse of the Israel Air Force's annual Independence Day flyover.
Ynet photographer Ido Erez hopped aboard one of the IAF's Lockheed C-130 Hercules planes – also known as the 'rhinoceros' – and filmed an aerial display which included the brand new Super Hercules Samson plane fly above Jerusalem, Haifa and the Negev. See Israel from the skies.
In addition to the Super Hercules, or C-130J-30, the flyover displayed the Sea Stallion Sikorsky helicopter, Beechcraft King Air planes, Gulfstream V planes, as well as a Boeing 707 which performed a mid-air refueling on an F-15 which flew in formation with two additional jets of the same make.
The show's concluded with a an impressive display by five F-16s which were joined by F-16C and F-16D jets.
The IAF Aerobatic Team performed their aerial display across Tel Aviv's shore line.