is renowned for being
, and so – it is our main flying site. From here we
fly our regular 25 km summer "Milk-Run" to the east, passing over the point where the Jordan River runs out of the
Sea-of-Galilee. This is
believed to be the place where Jesus was baptized.
far away to the north-west lies the city of Nazareth. Here, almost two
thousand years ago, a short, dark-haired and dark-eyed Jewish preacher named Yeshua was fleeing from his prosecutors. He fled south into
the surrounding hills, the last and most southern of which is a steep cliff,
dropping down to the Valley of Jezraa'el. Flying conditions
then must have been much better than today's: using a light southerly breeze
Jesus launched, gained some height, and made the first cross-country ever in
this ancient and troubled land. He top-landed some 8 km to the east, right here
on Mt Tabor.
And here - according to a Christian legend dating from the 4th century, he went
through the process of his Transfiguration.
normally land on the eastern coast of the
, 210 meters below sea
level. This is where the Apostles saw Jesus walking upon the waters.
continue farther east into the Golan Heights if you like, but not