IAF, USAF Participate in Joint Maneuvers for First Time
For the first time ever, Israeli and American fighter planes flew in formation together at a training mission hosted by Israel. America and Israel often participate in joint training exercises, but this was the first time Israel's air force performed maneuvers like mid-air refueling, dogfighting and air-to-ground attacks with foreign planes. Unlike the IAF, America's air force often participates in combined training activities. The exercise included 14 Israeli F-15s and 10 F-16s and 11 US F-16s.
Source: Jerusalem Post, (April 23, 2001)