Turkish Aviation and Space Industry (TUSAŞ) made a special demonstration flight for children as part of the 23th anniversary celebrations of April 1920, 100. For the first time, TAI carried excitement to the houses by broadcasting live from the cockpit of the Advanced Training Aircraft HÜRKUŞ.
Coronavirus under this enthusiasm of the children in our country was carried out as limited this year's celebration TAI to live at least at home, Turkey's first domestic and national training aircraft with HURKUS performing live broadcast within the first time the cockpit showed the children the experience.
HÜRKUŞ, who took off under the direction of test pilots Murat Özpala and Barbaros Demirbaş, carried the enthusiasm to the houses with his followers. Answering questions from the social media before the flight, Murat Özpala gave pleasant answers to the interesting questions posed by children.
HURKUS demonstration flight for the first time in Turkey held April 23 and evaluating TAI General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil said in his statement: “I am very happy that this live broadcast event, the first of which was held in the cockpit, was completed successfully. Within the scope of the coronavirus, which is intensely struggled in our country as well as the whole world, our children are experiencing the excitement of April 23 this year. These days will pass, of course, this time we have made this flight over social media, but when the isolation period is over, we are looking forward to the days when we will watch our HÜRKUŞ together in the sky with enthusiasm. On this occasion, I would like to once again celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of our supreme council and our 23rd April National Sovereignty and Children's Day.
HÜRKUŞ-B Training Aircraft
Within the scope of the HÜRKUŞ project, it is aimed to design, develop, prototype production and international certification of an original training aircraft that will meet the training aircraft needs of the Turkish Armed Forces and have a share in the world market, using domestic facilities. HÜRKUŞ aircraft, of which both prototypes have been completed, received “TT11 Aircraft Type Certificate” from SHGM on 2016 July 32. On the same day, the Certificate of SHGM was approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for all European countries. Thus, HÜRKUŞ became the first Turkish aircraft to receive a type certificate from the European Civil Aviation Authority.
HÜRKUŞ-B deliveries to the 122nd AKREP Fleet operating within the Turkish Air Force are expected to begin in the near future.