A high-flying selfie too good to censor

Israel Air Force posts photo of one of its pilots flying over Tel Aviv on its Facebook page without customarily censoring his face.

 

The Israeli military is normally very strict about protecting the identities of their pilots, but one flier’s selfie seems to have proved too impressive not to share on social media.

The selfie that  is now the Israel Air Force Facebook page's cover picture. - Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

The selfie that is now the Israel Air Force Facebook page’s cover picture. – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The picture of the aerobatic team pilot powering over Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square appeared on Sunday on the Israeli Air Force’s official Facebook page bearing the hashtag #selfie. In contrast, all of the other photographs on the page were restricted to photos of equipment or pilots shown only from behind.

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Usually, when photos of Israel Air Force pilots appear in the media, their faces are blurred out so as to protect their identities in case of capture. Presumably, it was determined that enough of the pilot’s face was covered by his equipment as to make him unrecognizable.

 

View original HAARETZ post at: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.582775

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