JERUSALEM (Mar. 5)
A passenger service linking Tiberias, Lydda and Tel Aviv is under consideration by the Aviron National Aviation Corporation, it was learned today.
The new service is expected to stimulate traffic to the famous Tiberias Hot Spring and offer convenient communication between the Galilee settlements and other points in the country.
It will also provide valuable flying experience for graduates of the Aviron Flying School, which is the only aviation instruction center in the Holy Land. Instruction is being given by the school both at the Lydda Airport and the Aviron’s private field in the Jordan Valley, where a large hangar housing eight to ten planes, and workshops are being constructed.
Some 30 pilots have already been graduated from the Aviron institution and hold Government licenses. Aviron owns 11 planes of various types, including four passenger and seven instruction craft. A society to stimulate interest in aviation has been formed here and it hopes to grant scholarships for study at the Aviron school. Glider clubs have a membership of 300 throughout the country.