Ron Ben-Yishai explains why Air Force helicopter pilots were training in Romania:

Training sessions far away from home are not unusual for Air Force members in general, and for helicopter pilots in particular. This time around, after a long flight of roughly 1,800 kilometers (about 1,100 miles,) they arrived at the Romanian Air Force’s flight and anti-aircraft school, according to local media.

But why did they go there? The threats faced by Israel, the need to intercept weapons smuggled from states located on the shores of the Red Sea, and other special operations require the Air Force to maintain long-range operational capabilities…,2506,L-3926068,00.html