Yom Haatzmaut Fly Over Air Show 2020

Every Yom Haatzmaut, the Israeli Air Force arrange a special air show and fly-over which passes over much of the country. The show features a range of aircraft from the IAF fleet including acrobatic planes, and lasts around 45 minutes. The aircraft pass over most major towns and cities in the country. A series of flyovers head from Beer Sheva to Jerusalem, through the Jordan Valley, over the major towns and cities of the Galilee, and then back down the Mediterranean Coast, passing Tel Aviv and passing over the cities of the Negev. Other fly-overs cover the southern Negev, and center of the country.

The show can be seen from: Beer Sheva, Yeruham, Dimona, Arad, Kiryat Gat, Jerusalem, Beit She’an, Afula, Nazareth, Tiberias, Katzrin, Safed, Carmiel, Nahariya, Haifa, Caesarea, Netanya, Tel Aviv & Ashdod.

There are also displays of combat aircraft over Eilat, Arava and Mitzpe Ramon.

Due to COVID-19, the usual flyovers have been canceled for 2020 in order to avoid the possibility of people gathering in groups to watch the display. Instead, a smaller flyover of four Israeli Air Force aerobatics planes will take place over some hospitals in a show of solidarity with the medical personnel fighting the virus.

Read more about Yom Haatzmaut in Israel.