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Sabiha Gokcen Staff Up

20/03/2021 @ 17:00 - 20:00

Come and fly in or out of Turkey’s second busiest airport – Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (LTFJ/SAW) while we commemorate Sabiha Gokcen on her birthday.

Sabiha Gokcen was the world’s first female fighter pilot and the first Turkish female pilot. She was the adopted child of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – the founder of the Republic of Turkey. She has over 8000 flight hours logged as well as joining 32 different military operations. After the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Sabiha Gokcen has left the army and joined Turkkusu Flight School as an instructor. She passed away back in 22nd March 2001 in Gulhane Military Medical Academy at the age of 88.

We, as Turkish vACC will be commemorating her in 20th March 2021 between 17z-20z by fully staffing LTFJ – Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Since Sabiha Gokcen has only one runway and high load of traffic, expect to hold over various approach fixes which will take you through the point merge system to the final approach!


LTFJ Charts & Sceneries: https://www.trvacc.net/airport/ltfj/


17:00 - 20:00