Major Esra Özatay will make the first open public flight tomorrow in Samsun, the north of Turkey.
Mother of two a 38 year old experienced pilots have 2000 hours on F-5A 2000. Before coming to Turkish Stars Squadron, she was aninstructor pilot. Ezra Ozatay finished Air War Academy in 1998 and became a pilot in 2000.
Last year Turkey retired F-5A 2000’s (a glass cockpit modernised version of F-5A’s) from the training squadron in Konya. Only F-5 operator is Turkish Stars at the moment. The squadron start-up in 1993 flies with 6 aircrafts.