stylo777
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TK Cessna 172's

Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:49 pm

Hey,
i just wondered about these 3 pics. It shows 3 different Cessna Skyhawks in Turkish Airlines colors (NC).


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what is the story about these planes? for what are their used? any further informations are welcomed?

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RE: TK Cessna 172's

Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:47 pm

I think that those are used to train future pilots who will fly to Turkish Airlines, when a candidate successfully passes all the entrance tests that's the aircraft on which he or she starts pilot training. It must be that Turkish Airlines has its own flight academy at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.

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RE: TK Cessna 172's

Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:16 am

KL and LH also have flight school props painted in mainline livery. Here are pics of them here in GRQ:

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Photo © Miguel Snoep

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RE: TK Cessna 172's

Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:15 am

Yes, they have a new own flight school as many airlines have. It was opened earlier this year or last year IIRC.


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LH has one painted in Retro colors too.


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Photo © Günter Mayer




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Photo © Glenn Stewart




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Photo © Rolf Wallner



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RE: TK Cessna 172's

Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:28 am

Quoting Stylo777 (Thread starter):
what is the story about these planes? for what are their used? any further informations are welcomed?

As has been said here already, these aircraft are for starting pilot training at TK.

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RE: TK Cessna 172's

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:10 am

more on this here:
TK's New Fleet Or Should I Say Pussy Galore (pic) (by TK787 Apr 21 2006 in Civil Aviation)#ID2731143/

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