WAI recieved this report from Turkey about the celebration of Turkey's first woman to fly in an airplane 100 years ago! Ms. Belkis Sevket flew with the aircraft under the command of Captain Mr. Fethi. Congratulations to our Turkish colleagues for commemorating such an important event.
Please be informed that the centennial of the first Turkish woman to fly was celebrated with many memorial events in many cities including Istanbul & Ankara.
The first event was in Istanbul Technical University (ITU) which is the oldest technical university with its 240th year in the country on December 2, 2013.
ITU WSC in SET (Women’s Studies Center in Science, Engineering and Technology, http://www.kaum.itu.edu.tr/en/) has organized an event cooperating with the ITU Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics (http://www.faa.itu.edu.tr) in memory of the centennial of the first Turkish woman to fly in the skies of Istanbul. The conference “Turkish Woman in the Development Process of Turkish Aviation” was given by Can EREL with a meaningful contributions of some fist women in Turkish aviation.
Here are some photos from the event: https://www.facebook.com/can.erel.37/media_set?set=a.10151856149667659.745297658&type=3