First Flights With Our Own Aircrafts
In line with the resolution of the Board of Trustees “being the first foundation university having its own training aircraft”, Atilim University General Airline Operator” was founded and equipped with 2 TECNAM P 2008 JC as the first aircrafts of the training fleet in August 2017. The resolution was taken in 2017 and implemented in 2018.
Department of Pilot Training, launched in 2015-2016 academic year, was authorized by GDCA as Flight Training Organization in order to give Certified Theoretical Knowledge and Flight Training in accordance with GDCA legislations in January 2017. “Theoretical Training” is delivered at our University as a part of Pilot Training. The pilot candidates who complete theoretical training receive flight training at Atlantic Flight Academy within the scope of “Training Protocol”.
The students of the Department of Pilot Training will receive flight training under Atilim University thanks to the Flying School. Until 2020, Flying School projects to have 7 aircrafts in total including 3 TECNAM P-2008 JC, 3 TECNAM P-2010 and 1 TECNAM P-2006 twin-engined. Accordingly, training flights to be performed in cooperation with AFA Flight Academy until the end of 2019 will be carried out by our own flying school with 7 flying instructors as of 2020.
The ultimate purpose of the Flying School is to be capable of conducting 5000-hour training flights for 75 pilot training students with 7 training aircrafts in every month by using Sivrihisar, Esenboga and Cappadocia Airports in 2020.