The Israeli overflights continued all night and all day yesterday, visible over the mountains of Laklouk ski resort, north of Beirut.
Seen from the lifts:
And above skier’s heads:
Flying above commercial airplanes as well. See faint streaks bottom center:
Resort staff and lift operators told me they’ve been seeing the jet trails every day, with a sharp uptick over the last few days following the reported Israeli air strike in Syria this week.
There are fears that this increase in overflights–in blatant violation of Lebanese airspace– could be a prelude to continued air attacks.
The pilots also seemed to be involved in a kind of aerial acrobatics:
With not much on this in the media, it’s hard to know to whether these flights are for reconnaissance, interference, just plain intimidation or actual attacks that may go unreported.
I also wonder to what extent pilot hot-rodding plays a role in the maneuvers.
Other than that, it was a spectacular skiing day in Laklouk, which I think is one of the country’s most overlooked resorts. Post on that upcoming.