EAA Chapter 1346 Holds First-Ever Fly-In on Israeli Soil
September 17, 2009 — Israeli EAA Chapter 1346 had its first-ever fly-in last weekend at the Megiddo Airport (LLMG) near Megiddo, Israel. Aircraft attendance was better than expected with some 49 aircraft on display, 14 of them homebuilts. At the event was 4X-OYG, a Cozy Mk IV that may be familiar to EAA AirVenture attendees from its 2008 appearance at Oshkosh. Other legendary aircraft in attendance included Yaron Nemet’s RV-8A, which was the first Israeli RV to be completed and flown (the second one flying, the 4X-OMS RV-8, was expected but did not show up), plus a Tiger Moth and a Stearman.
During the event, EAA 1346 held its “4X-O-CF” award ceremony, or “Oscars,” to recognize Israeli homebuilts that have been completed and flown by chapter members. Nine individuals were presented with awards in a ceremony that took place in a unique setting; the audience relaxed in lawn chairs set out in the sand shaded by a parachute canopy and surrounding palm trees.