The Israel Film Service Collection

Altitude - 40,000!

14 Minutes, 1961
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Directed by: Unknown
Production:Yitzhak Agadati, Mordechai Navon
Production Company:Israel Film Service
Photographer: Adam Greenberg, Nissim (Nicho) Leon, Haim Schreiber
Original Music: Alex Weis
Narrator: Elimeleh Ram
Languages: English, Hebrew, French,
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A description of a regular day in a combat squadron of the Israeli air force During the day depicted in the film – produced in collaboration with the Israeli Air Force Headquarters – fighter jets return to base after they chased away enemy aircraft The returning pilots are replaced by their friends who will take oncall duty While the pilots are being briefed ground crew takes care of the planes Intrusion into Israeli borders is suspected, an alarm is activated and the pilots hurry to their planes After much commotion, the emergency is called off During a small celebration honoring one of the pilots new ranks, the alarm sounded again the pilots hop on their planes they come back safely to the base after a successful shot down of an enemy plane.

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