Project Israel

The purpose of this thread is to keep track of Israeli airports in IF.

Project scope:

This project will focus on civil aviation airports. Military airbases are excluded at this point but may be edited in the future. However, airports with mixed military\civil operations are included in the project.

Also not part of the project are:

  • LLOV (Ovda) - Since the opening of the new Eilat Ramon Airport last month, LLOV has ceased civil international operations and is now military only.
  • LLET (Eilat) - All operations were transferred to Eilat Ramon, LLET is disused since March 2019.
  • Airstrips too small for the aircrafts we currently have in the simulator.

Have no worries - there are still plenty of great airports to fly and control!

Current status:
(Last update: April 24, 2019)

# ICAO Name Last Update Longest Runway Primary Use Comments
1 LLBG Tel Aviv Ben Gurion 01-2019 13,336 ft. International, Domestic, Cargo
2 LLER Eilat Ilan and Assaf Ramon Unedited 11,811 ft. International, Domestic No satellite imagery yet.
3 LLMG Megido Unedited 6,982 ft. General Aviation
4 LLSD Tel Aviv Sde Dov 12-2018 5,695 ft. Domestic, General Aviation, Military
5 LLAR Arad Unedited 4,987 ft. General Aviation
6 LLBS Beer Sheva Unedited 4,603 ft. General Aviation
7 LLKS Kiryat Shmona Unedited 4,423 ft. General Aviation
8 LLHA Haifa Unedited 4,324 ft. Domestic, General Aviation
9 LLFK Fiq Unedited 4,265 ft. General Aviation
10 LLEY Ein Yahav Unedited 3,937 ft. General Aviation
11 LLMZ Metzada Unedited 3,937 ft. General Aviation
12 LLES Ein Shemer Unedited 3,773 ft. General Aviation
13 LLIB Rosh Pina 03-2019 3,548 ft. General Aviation
14 LLYO Yotvata Unedited 3,392 ft. General Aviation
15 LLHZ Herzlia 04-2019 2,963 ft. General Aviation
16 LLBO Habnonim Unedited 2,625 ft. General Aviation
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Currently done: (Photos by @Kilt_McHaggis)

LLBG -
LLBG

LLSD -
LLSD

LLIB -
LLIB

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LLHZ is now available in-appโ€ฆ

LLHZ
(@Kilt_McHaggis)

โ€ฆwhich completes the 3 airports of the Tel-Aviv district.

Happy flying!

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Tysm I have flown out of LLBG and I find it a beautiful airport so thx
Also Iโ€™m in El Al VA so it rlly helps the VA out that your editing the Israeli airport

ืชื•ื“ื” ืจื‘ื” ืขืœ ื›ืš ืฉื˜ืกืชื™ ืžืชืœ ืื‘ื™ื‘ ื•ืื ื™ ืžื•ืฆื ืืช ื–ื” ืฉื“ื” ืชืขื•ืคื” ื™ืคื” ื›ืœ ื›ืš ืชื•ื“ื”
ื’ื ืื ื™ ื‘ืืœ ืืœ ื•ื™ืจื˜ื•ืืœื™ ืื– ื–ื” ื‘ืืžืช ืขื•ื–ืจ ืœื ื• ื›ื™ ืืช ื”ืขืจื™ื›ื” ืืช ืฉื“ื•ืช ื”ืชืขื•ืคื” ื”ื™ืฉืจืืœื™ื™ื

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Youโ€™re welcome. Iโ€™m happy other people enjoy it as well.
By the way: LLBG has been initially edited by someone else almost 2 years ago. Now iโ€™m just keeping it as current as satellite imagery permits.

ื˜ื™ืกื” ื ืขื™ืžื” :)

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Just wanna quickly bump LLER which hasnโ€™t yet been done in IF๐Ÿ˜‰

Hey Noam,

Google still didnโ€™t update the imagery for that area:

Thereโ€™s no way to add LLER until we have satellite imagery, since IF airport editing rules say โ€œmake it accurate or donโ€™t make it at allโ€. Same goes to Terminal 3\Concourse E at LLBG which is operational for more than a year but imagery still show it as under construction.

Itโ€™s very unfortunate, but from past experience of Googleโ€™s image updates for our area I wouldnโ€™t expect LLER for at least another year or so.

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Aww man that sucks ๐Ÿ˜•

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Do you know which of these Palestinian airports could cater for an A380? Would love to do a flight there!

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Honestly donโ€™t think any
Your best luck is prob somewhere near Ramallah

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? ื”ืชื•ื›ื ื™ื•ืช ืฉืœ ื”ืฉื“ื” ื™ืขื–ื•ืจ

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Iโ€™m afraid not, itโ€™s impossible to make an airport with airport diagrams only.

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https://en.caa.gov.il/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=665&Itemid=370
Have a case anyway

Unfortunately there are no currently active airports in Palestine. Gaza Intโ€™l (LVGZ) used to be operational and is present in IF, and theoretically had a long enough runway to support an A380. However it was closed in the second intifada and has since been destroyed. Even in terms of Israeli airports, there are definitely no scheduled A380 flights to Israel, and Iโ€™m not aware of any A380 ever landing in Israel. That said, Ben Gurion Intโ€™l (LLBG) does have a long enough runway to theoretically support an A380. Other Israeli airports with long enough runways to theoretically support an A380 include the now-military-use-only Ovda airport (LLOV) and Ramon airport (LLER). There may be more Iโ€™m unaware of. Iโ€™m also excluding Military airports.
Hope that helps!

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LLOV is used in case of a diversion from LLER like one time I saw in the 24flightradar a Finnair A319 diverted to LLOV when the LLER was perfectly fine. so until LLER is in the google maps can you please improve LLOV in Infinite flight

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Hi, welcome to IF!

Iโ€™m not part of the editing team anymore due to personal circumstances. Iโ€™d love to see LLOV but the editing teamโ€™s policy is not to take requests from the public. Instead everyone edit airports they find interesting.

The problem with LLOV and all other military airports in Israel is that: 1) imagery is poor thanks to the US Congress (google Kyl-Bingaman Amendment) and 2) thereโ€™s no public information available about military airports.

So itโ€™s very hard to edit Israeli military airports accurately and indeed none of them is currently edited in IF.

I know @Major-Tom likes these kind of stuff so maybe heโ€™ll be up to take the challenge, or maybe I will try if I rejoin the team someday.

Anyway,
ื‘ืจื•ืš ื”ื‘ื, ื˜ื•ื‘ ืœืจืื•ืช ืฉื™ืฉ ืคื” ืขื•ื“ ื™ืฉืจืืœื™ื.

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I will be happy to see ILAN Ramon Air port in the game
ื•ื ื—ืžื“ ืœื“ืขืช ืฉื™ืฉ ืคื” ืขื•ื“ ื™ืฉืจืืœื™ื™ื

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Hi @royfr83,

Ovda Airbase is relativly well document cause it was part civil used till march 2016:
http://en.caa.gov.il/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=413&Itemid=277
How ever, since they have F-16s there it is in fact on my project list: Project Fighter Bases
But no word when and who will do this.

Regards, Tom

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They need to update Ben gurion air port
Look


ื™ืฉ ืœื• ื–ืจื•ืข ืจื‘ื™ืขื™ืช ื‘ืžืฉื—ืง ื™ืฉ ืœื• ืจืง 3

They canโ€™t add it yet. See above.

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