IAF Golden Eagle Squadron

IAF Golden Eagle Squadron

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Provided by Amos Dor


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1956: Flew Harvard Aircraft.

Six Day War: flew Fouga Magisters.

01 AUG 1973: The Golden Eagle is activated.

Home Ports

01 AUG 1973: Etzion AFB

NOV 1981: Ramon AFB

1982: Nevatim Air Base

Air Wings



Date Type First Received - - - - - - Type of Aircraft:

1973: Douglas A-4E Ahit

1976: Douglas A-4N Ahit

1986: General Dynamics F-16 A/B


Yom Kippur War: Ramat-David and Tel-Nof Air Bases

Commanding Officers

1973: Lt.Col. Dan Pessach


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Awards continued

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OCT 1973:
The unit has a small number of A-4E aircraft on hand when the Yom Kippur War starts, and was not yet operational.

06 OCT 1973: The Golden Eagle Squadron become fully operational flying A-4E aircraft.

14 APR 1974: The Golden Eagle Squadron makes its first combat missions in the Mount Hermon sector, in northern Israeli.

MAY 1976: The unit receives the A-4N Skyhawk and transfers its A-4Es to the Flying Tiger Squadron.

NOV 1981: The squadron moves to Ramon AFB. At this time the unit was conducing the IDF/AF's fighter OTU (Operational Training Unit) course and was the largest IDF/AF fighter squadron. They flew 40 plus A-4E, A-4N and TA-4 Skyhawks.

1986: Unit converts to the F-16A/B.

Unit Photos

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Off-Duty Photos

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