Glad to hear it TK787! I greatly admire Turkish Aviation and all it's related branches. A good friend I used to work with as a contractor in Iraq is Turkish and he took us on a great two week tour of Turkey. Beautiful country, beautiful people!
Also in the article, it mentions the US Ambassador to Turkey, Mr. Frank Ricciardone. I met him when he was in charge of the Civilian Observer Unit (COU) in the Sinai when I was on peacekeeping duty there back in 1990. Spent some time talking to him and found him to be a very personable and friendly guy, especially to me, a lone peacekeeper. I have followed his career and can honestly say that Turkey has a great US Ambassador!
I hope the Sikorsky deal goes through. In my uneducated opinion, it sounds like a "Win-Win" deal.
The Lockheed Super Constellation, the REAL Queen of the Skies!