Turkish pilot Selçuk Konaroğlu, who gave pilot training in England, made a special flight with 6 children yesterday, on the occasion of the 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day, after canceling his special flight planned for April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day due to adverse weather conditions.
Pilot Konaroğlu chatted with the children during the pre-flight preparation process and gave them information about the flight. Konaroğlu, who took care of the children one by one and helped them get on the plane, gave the children unforgettable moments with the flight he made with the Cessna 172 type plane.
“OUR CHILDREN ARE VERY TALENT”
Making a statement after the flight, Konaroğlu said, “I wanted to reach our children and youth and organize such a flight activity together with them by combining the 23 April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, donated by the Great President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk to the children of the world, and the 19 May Youth and Sports Day celebrations addressed to the youth. Like all children of the world, our children are also very talented. I wanted to introduce them to aviation by making an effective and faithful flight.”
“WE WANT TO INTRODUCE CHILDREN TO THE SKY”
Saying that the flights take place in 2 different time zones, Konaroğlu said, “Our children really liked it. It went to the beautiful ones. We first introduced them to our planes. We made our flight by giving technical information about where to go, how to fly, how planes fly, and technical information that children can understand. By allocating more space to these activities, we want to include our children and young people in aviation and introduce them to airplanes and the sky. We are trying to fulfill our duties as aviators, corresponding to the command of our Great President Atatürk, ‘the future is in the skies’. We are our children’s past, but our children are our future, so we had a very pleasant day with them today. The smiles on their faces mean the whole world.”