TAF Progresses State-of-Art Simulation Systems

With the TESIM and A

Issue 51 - March 2014

Commander of the Turkish Air Force General Akın Öztürk, Undersecretary for Defence Industries Murad Bayar, Commander of Air Training Command Lieutenant General Mehmet Çetin, Commander of the 2nd Main Jet Base Major General Mehmet Özlü, Chairman of the Board of Havelsan-the company in charge of the establishment of the simulation center - Atilla Gürdere, Havelsan General Manager Sadık Yamaç and a great number of military and defence industry officials attended the opening ceremony at the 2nd Main Jet Base Command in Çiğli where the future pilots in Turkey start their first flight trainings in Turkey. 

In his speech at the ceremony Undersecretary for Defence Industries Murad Bayar said, “The simulator project started in year 2009 has been brought to service with an outstanding performance. Beforehand, new aircrafts entering into the inventory, completion of their modernization have been all accomplished according to the planning of our Air Forces. Last year they were taken into actual use and we believe that they would greatly contribute to the training of the pilots. Pilot training in Turkey already has a high standard and this level would increase via these programs. Simulators for all aircraft systems were made and these systems were developed completely through national technology. An important number of the actual flights were shifted onto these simulators and a flight training of 9 thousand hours was enabled”.