Video: 1970s IAF Helicopter Takes Off Again

The IAF has upgraded and rebuilt its old Sikorsky 985s and has turned them into brand new Sikorsky 2025s.

Elad Benari,

Sikorsky helicopter
Sikorsky helicopter
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The following video from the Israeli Air Force (IAF) shows that life after death exists…at least when it comes to aircraft.

For the past year, the IAF has been upgrading and rebuilding the old Sikorsky 985 helicopters, which were used mostly in the 1970s and have been grounded for the past decade. After the upgrade, the old 985s turn into brand new Sikorsky 2025s.

The IAF has spent many hours on the upgrade, especially since the Sikorsky helicopter crash in Romania in July of 2010, which killed six IAF men and one Romanian crewman.