Ovda AF Airport Airbase Aviation Training Pin
Ovda base enamel pin of the Air force.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) Air and Space Arm Ovda Airport is a Military Air Base and Civilian Airport in the Ovda region of southern Israel; about 60 km (37 mi) north of the city of Eilat It is the country's second international airport.
Ovda Air Base was originally built by the USA as a Military Airport in 1980 following Israel's withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula as part of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty because the Israeli Air Force needed alternative airfields to its Sinai bases.
Ovda Air Base was It opened in 1981.
Ovda Air Force Base (Air Force Base 10) is currently used as a base for the aviation training center, the Air Force Officers School, the Flight Control Training Center. In addition, as of the end of 2008, the Ovda camp is undergoing basic training.