IAF fighter jet commanders were informed on Tuesday evening that due to IDF budget cuts it was decided that starting next Sunday, no more training flights will be conducted.

According to the decision, flights would only be carried out as part of actual operations, in instances requiring on-call alertness and at flight school. All training would be halted.

The commanders were told to let pilots in the reserves know that the cutting of training includes them as well, according to¬†Walla!. The decision was made with the support of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. […]