THE MAGNIFICENT OPENING OF OUR FACULTY OF AIR TRANSPORTATION IN IZMIR
Our Izmir Faculty of Air Transportation is opened. The Faculty of Air Transportation
which will be situated in the same building with our University’s Vocational School
1 • FEBRUARY
2014with
/ 2 a great
Of Higher Education in Selcuk Izmir started welcoming
the students
ceremony. The faculty will start getting students in 2014-2015 academic year.
(page 4)
ISSN 2148-3779
TÜRKKUŞU
News
February 2014 / Volume 2
This is the Bulletin of the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association
“ABBAS GÜÇLÜ İLE
GENÇ BAKIŞ” IN OUR
UNIVERSITY
www.thk.edu.tr
THE CUP PRESENTED BY OUR RECTOR HIMSELF
UTAA Men’s Volleyball Team finished the
interuniversity volleyball tournament in the
3rd place. Our team members took the
cup and their plates from our Rector Prof.
Dr. Ünsal BAN himself in the
ceremony.
LOTS OF ACTIVITIES, LOTS OF FUN
Cold winter days have affected everyone but not UTAA students thanks to
the activities organized in Türkkuşu Campus. They welcomed 2014 early
with a cake-cutting ceremony in the New Year’s Party with the participation
of our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN (page3)
The TV show which was aired
live from our Türkkuşu Campus
took heavy attention (page 3)
TAV ACADEMY-UTAA COOPERATION
TAV Academy that is the corporate development platform of TAV Airports has initiated
cooperation with the University of Turkish
Aeronautical Association, which is the irst
and unique university specialized in aeronautics and astronautics. (page3)
SHORTLY
Members
of the Platform for
Thought gathered in the Türkkuşu
Campus of our university with the
hosting of our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal
BAN.
VISITS TO MEDIA AGENCIES CONTINUE
The Republic of Djibouti Ambassador
to Turkey, Aden Houssein ABDILLAHI,
visited our rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN
in his office.
The first private entrepreneur of the
Turkish Aviation Sector in the history of
the republic… Nuri Demirağ. (Page 9)
In
our university, “Kitchen” is his
business! (Page 8)
Let’s get a closer look at the Club of
Industrial and Systems Engineering…
(Page 5)
Our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN continues to pay visits
to the media agencies CNNTürk and Kanal 24. (page 2)
A
heavenly place
TANZANIA (Page 11)
in
Africa:
NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY
2 • FEBRUARY 2014 / 2
AN HONORABLE DAY FOR OUR UNIVERSITY
Turkey’s irst academic pilot candidates, 7 students in the Flight Training
Program from the Air Transportation Faculty, took their PPL (Private Pilot
License) which is the basic license in aviation sector that permits the
holder to ly with a single engine aircraft. The ceremony was held in the
Hayati Yazıcı Faculties Building Conference Hall in Türkkuşu Campus.
The Rector of UTAA, Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN has stated that he is proud of
those 7 students who have a particular importance for the University.
Our students who took their PPL had an amazing day in the ceremony held
with the participation of students’ families and a number of academicians.
A PANEL HELD ON INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION DAY
UTAA organized an important panel with the occasion of
“International Civil Aviation Day” on December 7th
Prof. Dr. BAN who was the keynote speaker in the panel where history and today of Turkish Civil Aviation was discussed
has expressed that Turkey has modernized in the aviation sector in the last 10 years and now it can compete with the
leading companies of the sector thanks to the appropriate policies implemented.
The panel on “Civil Aviation Sector, Technologies and Training” was held in the
Hayati Yazıcı Faculties Building Conference Hall in Türkkuşu Campus by the
initiative of Club of Industrial and Systems Engineering with the participation
of The Rector of the UTAA Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN, Director General of DHMİ
(General Directorate of State Airports Authority) Orhan BİRDAL, Director
General of TÜRKSAT Dr. Özkan DALBAY, Director General of TAV Esenboğa
Nuray DEMİRER, Deputy Director General of SHGM (Directorate General of
Civil Aviation) Bahri KESİCİ, UDHB (Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and
Communications) General Directorate of Aviation and Space TechnologiesHead of Aviation Technologies Department Hasan PEHLİVAN, TÜRKSAT Inc.
Director of Geographic Information Technologies Hayati TAŞTAN, Secretary General of the UTAA Seda ŞİMŞEK, Vice
Dean of the Faculty of Air Transportation Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kaya, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Aeronautics and
Astronautics Assist. Prof. Dr. Kürşad Melih GÜLEREN, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Assoc. Prof. Dr. İzzet Gökhan
ÖZBİLGİN, together with students, academicians and other guests.
At the end of the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN gave a plate to Director General of DHMİ Orhan BİRDAL, and all
panelists received a plate in memory of the day from the students of Club of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
VISITS TO MEDIA AGENCIES CONTINUE
Our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN continues to pay visits to media agencies.
Our Rector visited Head of Star Media Group Mustafa KARAALİOĞLU, CEO of
Doğan TV Holding İrfan ŞAHİN, Directorate General of CNN Türk Barış TÜNAY,
News Coordinator of Vatan Newspaper
Tayfun HOPALI, Columnist in Milliyet
Newspaper Tunca BENGİN, Journalist
Abbas GÜÇLÜ and News Director of
NTV Halil DEMİR in their ofice. Current
affairs and education subject were on the agenda in the visits made to the İstanbul
headquarters of the television channels and newspapers. Our Rector also attended
the broadcasts of CNN Türk and Kanal 24 and gave information about our University.
NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY
3 • FEBRUARY 2014 / 2
TAV ACADEMY-UTAA COOPERATION
TAV Academy that is the corporate development platform of TAV Airports-Turkey’s leader company in airport management
and well-known around the world- has initiated a cooperation about training and consultancy services with the University
of Turkish Aeronautical Association, which is the irst and unique university
specialized in aeronautics and astronautics.
Within the framework of the agreement, TAV Academy will convey their
knowledge and experience to the young people who want to specialize in
aviation sector. Training programs will be given under the eight main topics
from “Airport Management” to “Airport Human Resources Management” by
expert instructors of TAV Academy.
The relevant agreement was signed in a ceremony with the participation of
TAV Airports Holding Business Support Vice President Yiğit Oğuz DUMAN, TAV
Academy Coordinator Barış MÜSTECAPLIOĞLU, UTAA Director of Life-Long Development Center Assist. Prof. Dr. Semih
ŞAHİNEL and UTAA Director of İstanbul Vocational School of Aviation Assist. Prof. Dr. Emin SERİN.
“ABBAS GÜÇLÜ İLE
GENÇ BAKIŞ” IN
OUR UNIVERSITY
With the debates on current affairs, the TV
Show “Abbas GÜÇLÜ ile GENÇ BAKIŞ” that is
closely followed by university students was
held in our university. The program was aired
live in Türkkuşu Campus Hayati Yazıcı Faculties
Building and our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN,
a number of our students, academicians
and administrative personnel participated in
the program. The main discussion topic of
the program was “Judicial Independence in
Turkey” and the guests were CHP Eskişehir
Deputy Prof. Dr. Süheyl BATUM and Criminal
Lawyer Prof. Dr. Ersan ŞEN.
LOTS OF ACTIVITIES,
LOTS OF FUN
Cold winter days have affected everyone but not UTAA students
thanks to the activities organized in Türkkuşu Campus.
The students could ind some time out of the heavy academic
schedule with the Pasta Day, Bagel & Tea Day, Pastry Day, Meatball
Day and Sujuk Day organized during November and December, and
they welcomed 2014 in the New Year’s Party with the participation
of our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN.
HE COMPETED IN KRİPTEKS
AND GOT THE BRASS RING
The competition Kripteks visiting the universities of Turkey far
and wide, which is broadcasted in TRT OKUL channel, was hosted
by UTAA this time. More than 300 UTAA students participated in
selection and among our inalist students Burak DÜNDAR from the
Department of Aeronautical Engineering upset Didem KAL from the
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and he got the
brass ring with an amount of 500 TL.
NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY
4 • FEBRUARY 2014 / 2
THE MAGNIFICENT OPENING OF OUR FACULTY OF AIR
TRANSPORTATION IN IZMIR
Our Izmir Faculty of Air Transportation is opened. The
Faculty of Air Transportation which will be situated in the
same building with our University’s Vocational School Of
Higher Education in Selcuk Izmir started welcoming the
students with a great ceremony. The faculty will start
getting students in 2014-2015 academic year.
There was a great enthusiasm in the opening
ceremony
which
was
carried out by Former
Minister of Transportation,
Maritime
Affairs
and
Communication, AK Party
Izmir Representative and
AK Party Izmir Metropolitan
Mayor Candidate Mr. Binali
YILDIRIM.
After the irst speech of
Vice Dean Asst. Prof. Irfan
AKKOC at the opening,
Selcuk County Governor
Ayhan BOYACI took the
loor. BOYACI said “We are very pleased that such a
great faculty was founded in Izmir”.
“We have come a great distance”
Our Rector Prof. Dr. Unsal BAN stated that in our
journey of which the purpose was to make the dream of
becoming the center of Aeronautics and Astronautics in
Middle-East, Central Asia and Balkans, we have made a
great progress, and added:
“As the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association
that was founded in 3rd of March 2011, we have
completed the stage of foundation and entered the stage
of development. In this new stage we have become a
more powerful University that can compete with our
competitors worldwide.
We have reached this point
by being a research-oriented
university, by placing importance
upon international cooperation
and by constantly producing
new projects with the goal of
academic recognition.
Just like it is in other, welldeveloped
universities
throughout the World, we
hold research & development
amongst our priorities and we
participate in many international projects.
As the great philosopher Hz. Mevlana says; “It isn’t
easy being a candle. In order to shine, one needs to
burn irst.”… In order to learn science, and to embark
we must irst and foremost make an effort ourselves
and confront dificulties so that we can shine a light to
the future generations’ path, and prepare them a good
future.
Concordantly, with the leadership of Turkish Aeronautical
Association that was founded with Atatürk’s remark of
“The future is in the skies”, we stand before you today
after having come a great distance in the path we had
set out to realize a dream.
We are well aware of the exceptional place and the
importance of İzmir in our history. A great ire which
started in Basmane right after Izmir’s independence
from the Greek oppression in 9th of September 1922,
unfortunately burnt down three fourths of the city.
NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY
5 • FEBRUARY 2014 / 2
“High Technology is a mean of Superiority for
Countries”
However with the newly founded Republic of Turkey;
Izmir was born from its own ashes like a phoenix. As
the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, by
opening the Faculty of Air Transportation today, we shall
be taking a step that will enliven both Izmir and Efes in a
different fashion. Congratulations on the opening of our
Faculty of Air Transportation.”
“We shall grant the Aviation sector with great
support”
Our Head of Board of Trustees Osman YILDIRIM, in
the speech he made about the importance of aviation
education stated:
“TAA is celebrating its 89th anniversary. We will be
supporting the ields of aviation and education by opening
new vocational schools of higher education and faculties.
We have dreamt of building our own aircrafts, undertaking
the maintenance duty and training our personnel. The
University of Turkish Aeronautical Association took a
great step in realizing this dream. This faculty is a sign of
the foundation of a new university in Aegean region. The
university shall be named by Aegean people.
“I irst got on a plane in 1979”
AK Party Izmir Representative Mehmet TEKELIOGLU
mentioned being an aeronautical engineer himself and
that we have established development by opening the
ield of civil aviation to free competition. TEKELIOGLU,
who stated that he started his education in Aeronautical
Engineering in 1969 and got on a plane for the irst time in
1979 said that the point Turkey has reached is signiicant
and added “Turkey has reached a very important place.
This ield’s development has passed through an important
process. I thank the Rector and Mr. YILDIRIM for their
great efforts in this development.”
The
Izmir
Governor
Mustafa TOPRAK stated
that thanks to the recent
years’ investments and
the provided support on
it, the Turkish aviation
sector is living its golden
era and added “This needs
to be topped by scientiic
activities. The sector is no longer a luxury within our
country and is nowadays being commonly used.” TOPRAK
also stated that the power of countries are measured by
humane and social capital, high technology is a tool of
supremacy and that it can be clearly seen that countries
that have established success in education and research
and development control the world’s economy.
“We shall meet the 2023 goals in Izmir”
AK Party Metropolitan Mayor Candidate Mr. Binali
YILDIRIM said “It is only possible for Turkey to reach the
2023 goals with Izmir” and added:
“In my 11 yearlong duty as a minister I worked mostly in
the ield of aviation. We have made airways into ‘public’s
way’. We have raised the number of passengers in Domestic
Flights from 8.7 million to 76 million. Aviation grew so
much that it has contributed greatly to our economy. The
people caught up with the comfort of lights. More than 16
million citizens took lights. Whereas our generation could
only ly after the ages 20-30, nowadays even babies can
travel by plane. The University of Turkish Aeronautical
Association is a great step in actually realizing the saying
of Atatürk “The future is in the skies”.”
After the ceremony our Rector Prof. Dr. Unsal BAN and
Head of Board of Trustees Osman YILDIRIM gave ExMinister Binali YILDIRIM a plaque and he was also given
a pilot coat which is the symbol of our university.
In the opening ceremony TRT Izmir Radio singers also
performed for the guests and a group of our university’s
students provided great moments with a folk dance Show.
6 • FEBRUARY 2014 / 2
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
WE WERE IN NIGERIA
INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM UTAA
Our university attended the “1st Turkish Education
Fair” held in Nigeria between December 6th and
12th, 2013. The fair was organized in the cities
of Lagos, Port Hartcourt and Abuja with various
activities each day.
CLUB OF INTERNATIONAL
STUDENTS
Our Club of International Students (CIS) held
their irst general meeting with the attendance
of their club advisor Assist. Prof. Dr. Emin Serin.
We are waiting for membership applications
from all our students.
AMERICAN AVIATION
ACADEMY-UTAA COOPERATION
POLISH HOUR
Our Erasmus Students from Chelm University
presented their country “Poland” to the students
of the Aviation Management Department.
We enjoyed the presentation while drinking
their traditional Polish drinks, prepared by our
students.
Cpt. Tom Hannawa, owner of American Aviation
Academy, was at our University. A cooperation
agreement was signed between Cpt. Tom
Hannawa and Assist. Prof. Dr. Semih ŞAHİNEL
during this visit.
OTHER NEW COOPERATIONS
AVIOSERVICE-LATVIA
AMERICAN AVIATION ACADEMY-MALTA
SOLINAIR-SLOVENIA
LIPICAN AER-SLOVENIA
WE HAD VISITORS FROM
NIGERIA AT OUR UNIVERSITY
Nigerian Council of Higher Education Members
visited our university. 5 representatives and 1
academician from Nigerian Nile University toured
around our campus with our International Ofice.
NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY
7 • FEBRUARY 2014 / 2
CLOSER LOOK
CLUB OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Club of Industrial and Systems Engineering of UTAA was formed on November 5th, 2013 under the chairmanship of the
student Perihan DERMENCİ with the supports of academicians in the department, club advisor Assist. Prof. Dr. Suat KASAP
and the university management.
Ü Organizing leadership/career days in order to help the students of Industrial
and Systems Engineering gain experience about business world
The aims and objectives of the club are:
Ü Following the organizations held abroad in the ield of Industrial and Systems
Engineering, ensuring the participation in case of knowledge sharing and
appropriate conditions
Ü Representing our university in Industrial Engineers Society (EMT) and Student
Union of Turkish Industrial Engineers (TEMÖB), and competing on behalf of our
University in the nationwide competitions organized for the students of Industrial
Engineering
Ü Organization of “Informatics in Engineering Conference” with the participation of Turkish Young IT Specialist Association
Ü Organization of “reception for semester beginning” with the students and academicians of the department
Ü Organization of technical visit to TÜRKSAT
Ü“Operation at the Airport” visit that will be held upon the invitation of TAV Esenboğa Directorate General Nuray DEMİRER
Ü Organization of “Kite Festival” planned to be held in spring
Activities Planned:
FLIGHT TRAINING DEPARTMENT
Flight Training Department
As the Flight Training Department, we offer you a big opportunity to experience the lying desire at irst
hand, which has always been the dream of mankind from all eternity. With Flight Training, we open the
doors for you to take the irst steps towards being a pilot, which is among the most respected professions
of the world.
Our department preeminently meets the requirements of aviation authorities (DGCA, JAA, EASA, FAA)
operating in Turkey and all over the world. Thus, our graduates who will complete their 4-year education
by using the modern education opportunities under the supervision of our experienced academic staff
will be the demanded personnel of national and international aviation sector.
After you join us with the adequate scores taken in MF-4 score type of LYS (Undergraduate Placement
Exam), our specially prepared curriculum gives you the opportunity to carry on your postgraduate studies in European and
American universities easily. In addition to the professional competence, our students have the opportunity to gain academic
competence in different ields thanks to the selective courses they can take in all ields as of the irst year. Within the
framework of Erasmus and bilateral agreements, students also ind the chance to complete a part of their undergraduate
education in foreign universities.
Our graduates can be employed in national and international airways or general aviation industry.
Our country’s airline transport is growing each passing day and not only the number of aircrafts but also the technical
qualiications of new aircrafts increase. It is expected that in the future, 750 new civil pilots will be employed each year for
active commercial airline transport in our country.
In the years to come, a number of professional pilots meeting the international civil aviation standards and approved by
EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), which is responsible for the preparation of European aviation standards by force of
the harmonization process with European Union, will be required. Our department will play a signiicant role in meeting this
demand with our graduates.
As the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association being the irst and unique university in our country and even in its
geography specialized in aeronautics, we invite you-esteemed and successful youth chasing rainbows- to the fast-growing
aviation world of the 21st century.
NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY
8 • FEBRUARY 2014 / 2
ABOUT NANOTECHNOLOGY…
Nanotechnology is a subject with
an increasing popularity both
in science world and industrial
environments in Turkey and all
over the world. Likewise, it is
also on the media and mentioned
in the news frequently. In fact,
every word with the preix nano
becomes important. But what
is this Nanotechnology? I can
imagine that most people know
the nano preix is a unit of measure and equal to one in
a billion of meter. For more concrete explanation, we can
say that the strand which is the thinnest structure that
can be visible to human is approximately 100.000 nm
and the dimension of a water molecule is approximately
1nm. Can we allege that is every small-sized product a
nanotechnological product in parallel to the increasing
demand for smaller technological products and popularity
of nanotechnology? The answer is No, of course. When
the size of material is in nanometer
dimension, known classic behaviors
give their way to quantum behaviors.
Physical features present a discrete
change; chemical and physical
features
exhibit
extraordinary
behaviors as depending on the
shape, dimension, atomic structure
of nanometric structure and foreign
atoms bonding to the structure. One
of the most interesting examples is
carbon nanotubes. If carbon atoms
are arrayed in crystal structure and in different ways,
they can be diamond or coal. Carbon nanotubes are
the structures that can be formed with the different
array of carbon atoms. They have superiorities in terms
of many attributes like conductivity, resistance and
hardness. Although diamond crystal is a good insulator,
carbon nanotubes composed of the one-dimension
carbon atom chains can be better conductive than gold
metal. Additionally, carbon nanotubes are the most solid
materials known. Carbon nanotubes can carry a load
300 million times heavier than their own weight and
today they can be used in order to reinforce the steel in
construction of very high buildings.
Talking about a deinition; it is the science trying
to understand nanoscience and new and superior
features in nanometric dimensions. Nanotechnology is
the technology designing and producing high quality
nanostructures, and aiming to produce new functional
products with those structures. In comparison to
other known technologies, it requires basic sciences
and theoretical researches more. But it should not be
forgotten that nanotechnology has a multi-disciplinary
structure and a chemist and an electronics engineer may
need to work together for a nanotechnological product.
I would like to give some examples from my own
studies; I mostly work with aurum (Au) and argent (Ag)
nanoparticles. As you know; Au metal in the mass is
yellow, Ag metal is in bright metallic color. Au and Ag
nanoparticles formed by grouping of the atoms of those
metals in the size of 10 nm are in completely different
colors in the solution and in sharp, bright and durable
color that can never be seen in any paint.
While Au nanoparticles are in the color of red wine in
their aqueous solution, Ag nanoparticles are yellow.
This means that Au nanoparticles have surface plasmon
resonance bands (SPR) in 520 nm on the visible area and
Ag nanoparticles have those bands
in 400 nm. This feature enables
the use of Au and Ag nanoparticles
in various optic applications.
Lithography,
biotechnology
and medicine are the common
areas of use. For example, Au
nanoparticles are frequently used
for methods of treatment and
diagnosis like imaging of cancer
cells and burning and killing them
with phototherapy. Another area
of use with ongoing researches is
nanobiosensors, on which I also continue my studies.
In the recent history, our project titled “Development
of Optic Nanosensor Containing Metal Nanoparticles for
Cancer Antigen 125 (CA 125) Assay” of which I am the
coordinator has been approved by TÜBİTAK for support.
CA 125 being the subject of the project is the tumor
biomarkers of ovarian cancer that is frequently seen
in women. The level of this protein increases in blood
with the development of cancer. Detection of CA 125
level in blood is of vital importance for early diagnosis
and follow-up of the disease. Measurement limits of the
clinical tests for detection of CA 125 level in blood are
not sensitive enough, and require prior processing of
sample, qualiied workforce and complicated devices.
In this regard, biosensors introducing such diagnostic
tools as high precision, speciicity and reliability step in.
It is possible to selectively catch tumor biomarkers with
nanoscaled biosensors. These sensors are covered with
cancer-speciic antibodies and thereby an electrical or
NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY
9 • FEBRUARY 2014 / 2
optic signal is produced when the antigen spreading from
cancerous cell is caught. Au nanoparticles are mostly
used due to their biocompatibility. With this project,
our purpose is to carry out CA 125 antibody-antigen
conjugation on Au and Ag nanoparticles which we made
into a homogeneous ilm by storing on glass surfaces,
to raise SPR band to high wavelengths accordingly, and
to make color change visible which will be caused by CA
125 antigen at the level of nanograms. This means that
one day, the diagnosis and follow-up of cancer will be
able to be conducted just like pregnancy tests. We aim
at completing our project, of which
we obtained positive results in
preliminary studies, on May 2015.
We also use Au and Ag nanoparticles
in order to increase the eficiency
of photocatalysts. What are those
photocatalysts?
A
well-known
photocatalyst is titania (TiO2). If
titania is exposed to a light with the
same energy as band gap, charge
separation occurs on it. Those
separated charges break down
organic pollution stuck on titania and
change them into carbon-dioxide
and water. So their dirt is removed.
Self-cleaning paints and carpets on
commercials are the application of
this feature. The materials containing
titania on their euphotic surfaces
can self-clean. However, this feature
is limited to a certain extent; as it
happens under UV light and only 5%
of daylight is UV light. If the band gap
energy of titania is equal to broad
daylight, we can use this feature more
eficiently. We are trying to make
titania more active in broad daylight. In our studies, when
we combine titania nanoparticles with Ag nanoparticles in
certain amounts, we have proved that band gap energy
of titania can be shifted to visible area approximately for
100 nm. So we made this function more eficient and this
study was approved as an article for international journal.
We continue our studies regarding this subject.
As you know, we are a university specialized in aeronautics
and astronautics and we all have the sympathy and
interest for aeronautics and astronautics. Let me talk
about the effects of nanotechnology on this subject.
The effects of nanotechnology increase in this ield as
in every ield. This technology offers functional material
to aviation and aerospace industry. Due to the fact that
nanoparticles, resistance, tensile strength and corrosion
strength of metals being the most important material
of aviation industry are very good, it is used in building
airframe. Nanoibers, carbon nanotubes, graphenes are
utilized as illing material for polymers used in building
airframe. Nanocomposites are one of the ideal materials
of aircraft industry thanks to their resistance against
vibration with their excellent rate of resistance/weight.
Boric oxide, silicone and cobalt phosphorus nanocrystals
are the crucial elements of coating technology due to
their superior corrosion resistance. A current example of
the studies in the ield of aerospace:
an interesting research which has
been considered as a dream until
recently but now on the agenda of
NASA: Space Elevator… One edge will
be on the ground and the other one
will be beyond the geosynchronous
point of the world. Space Elevator is a
carrier system thought to be equipped
with cables of 100.000 km length
and additional systems. And carbon
nanotubes play the biggest role…
Building such a system was only a
dream as manufacturing such a cable
in ininite length was impossible. In
the future, space researches will be
conducted more easily and with lower
costs thanks to this elevator that can
be built with carbon nanotubes.
Important developments take place in
our country. For instance, a material
highly resistant to space environment
was recently developed in a national
project conducted in cooperation with
ASELSAN. Materials and particularly
electronic circuits quickly break down
in space environment because of the excessive radiation.
Thick aluminum layers used for protection increase the
satellite costs too much. Lighter satellites will be able
to be produced with lower cost thanks to the covering
made with this material. It is a proud for our country to
use this technology for the irst time. I hope that such
great examples will increase in favor of our country and
one day we will be among the countries producing and
marketing their own technology. The studies are positive
and promising for now. Now we can say that “We’re in”
thanks to our scientiic publications, national projects and
domestic products. You-as young people- are under great
responsibility regarding this matter. I believe you will
carry the torch in the best way, and wish you success…
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INTERVIEW
“IF YOU ASK MY TEAMMATES, THEY’LL TELL YOU I
AM REALLY ANGRY AND OBSESSIVELY CLEAN!”
COULD YOU PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT YOURSELF?
I was born in 1975 in the Mengen district of Bolu. I completed
my primary, secondary and high school education in Samsun.
During my 23-year career as a chef, I worked in 5 different
cities and 9 different places. I worked as an Executive Chef
in two ive-star hotels. In the last hotel
I worked for, I was promoted to the
F/B Manager position.
HOW DID YOU DECIDE
TO BE A CHEF?
My grandfather and father were also
chefs. Even when I was 10, I used
to go right to the kitchen and start
kneading dough and cook bureks
with cheese and minced meat. I
used to like making differences in
the cake recipes, trying to create
different lavors and feel happy to
make people taste them. During the
weekends, I used to go to my dad’s
workplace and try to reproduce the
different dishes I saw there. At 25
years old, I became a Sous Chef
(Assistant to Chef) and then an
Executive Chef at 27. I think I had
no choice but become a Chef.
IF YOU CRITICIZE YOURSELF, WHAT COULD YOU
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WAY OF COOKING?
Like every other chefs, I am not open to criticism, since I
believe I am doing my best. However, if you ask my friends,
they will tell you I am really angry and obsessively clean. I
always give demonstrations of all dishes in both theory and
practice. I deinitely do not permit any action against the
rules.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE STATUS OF
TURKISH CUISINE AMONG THE OTHER WORLD
CUISINES?
Turkish cuisine is the second best cuisine in the world
after the French cuisine. It includes options for the tastes
of all kinds of people. In the competitions we have so far
participated, Turkish cuisine always took an important place.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE COOKERY AND
CULINARY SYSTEM IN TURKEY?
Cookery now gained status in Turkey. In the past, it means just
cooking a meal. But now, the chef position is the second most
important one after the managers in
ive-star hotels. The culinary is now a
rapidly progressing sector that includes
conscious chefs with high cultural
and
educational
background.
Many culinary arts academies were
established to this date. Associations
of chefs are now available. We even
participate in cooking competitions
together with our Cooks and Chefs
Federation both at home and
abroad. The cooks committed to
their job, especially the young ones,
will take this job a step further.
WHEN
DID
WORKING IN THE UNIVERSITY
AERONAUTICAL ASSOCIATION?
YOU
START
OF TURKISH
I have been working in the UTAA for 8 months. I would like
to point out that our rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN provided
our university with a brand new kitchen, meeting the
hygiene requirements and equipped with high technologies.
Therefore, I would like to express my thanks to our rector.
HOW DO YOU SPEND A DAY IN THE UTAA? HOW DO
YOU DECIDE ON THE “TODAY’S MENU”?
I can say that we spend quite a hectic day in the kitchen.
Our job has a particular dificulty: We have lots of students
coming from different regions of Turkey. Some like their
food with sour lavor, while others like it sweet or hot. Some
enjoy eating their food with virgin olive oil and some with
pure olive oil. Some of them ind faults with the food offered.
We normally have a large spectrum of dishes, however in
a dining hall where 1300 people eat lunch, it is important
both to make it done until noon without losing its essence
as well as making it delicious. Therefore, serving foods of
large quantity without spoiling their tastes is of utmost
importance for us.
HISTORY
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Aviation Legend of Turkey
NURİ DEMİRAĞ
Nuri Demirağ is the irst private entrepreneur of the Turkish Aviation Sector
in the history of the republic. He was born in Sivas, in 1886. He dropped out
of the Finance School and worked as a teacher in his hometown for a while.
Afterwards, he started working in the Ziraat Bank. After winning the exam held
by the Ministry of Finance, he was appointed as a inance oficer to work in
Istanbul. In 1918, he was promoted to the auditor position. During the years of
armistice, he resigned from his job and got a start in the business.
His surname, “Demirağ”, was granted to him by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk because
of his achievement in the development of a railway network of 1008 km in the
eastern part of Turkey. He established the irst civil “Gök Okulu” (Flight School)
in the Yeşilköy district of Istanbul and the irst private aircraft factory in the
Barbaros Square, in Beşiktaş. He carried out two aircraft production projects,
one of them is a two-seat training biplane called NU-36 and the other one is
a six-seat passenger aircraft with twin engines called NU-38 that was capable
of cruising at a speed of 325 km/h, traveling 1000 km, reaching a speed of
270 km/h and lying at an altitude of 5,500 m. Both aircrafts were built by the
Turkish engineers and workers. One of the NU-38s was sold to Spain and the
other to the Netherlands. No light accident was reported in the Flight School in
which the pilots reached 10,000 light hours.
After many years of his death, DEMİRAĞ is remembered as one of the most
amazing people of the business life that achieved signiicant breakthroughs such
as foundation of the irst opposition party, mass-production of Turkish aircraft
and the manufacture of the irst domestic parachute and cigarette paper.
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TRAVEL GUIDE
VISUAL FEAST ALL SEASONS
In winters the view of a frozen lake among snow-covered
trees… In spring and summer, a walk in a green forest of
lovely trees and a breath of fresh air under a blue sky with
birds singing…
Located about 35km southwest of the Bolu city center,
Abant is a wonderful recreation area, especially wellknown by the nature fans for its fresh air and location easy
to access from main metropolitan cities.
Abant is also declared as a wildlife protection and
improvement area, surrounded by forests hosting deer, wild
boars, foxes, rabbits and a large number of birds of prey.
If you are lucky, you can encounter them during your walk
around Lake Abant
Lake Abant: Lake Abant is located within the borders of
Bolu, about 30 km away from the city. This freshwater
lake formed as a result of a great landslide in the Abant
Mountains can be easily accessed by a car road of 20
km leaving from the E-5 motorway. Lying at an altitude
of 1,328 m, the lake covers an area of 1.28 km2. The
surroundings offer an excellent view at all seasons during
the year.
You have three options to go around the lake: Bicycle, horse
and carriages.
The Yedigöller National Park: The park is located about
30 km away from Lake Abant
Offering a great number of hotels, boutique hotels and
pensions with overnight accommodation fees change
between 50 TL and 400 TL, the Lake Abant is waiting
for the visitors
FROM A COUNTRY
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TANZANIA
Lake Victoria-the source of the Nile-, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzanite and the Ngorongoro Crater hosting lions, elephants,
zebras and many other animals… In this issue, we present Tanzania, a country rich in natural resources, hosting various
tribes of the Africa and the birthplace of the Swahili language accepted as the mother tongue of almost all African countries.
Let’s know Tanzania better from the eyes of the second grade Electrical &
Electronics Engineering student Evans Leonidace LWANGA:
CAPITAL:
Dodoma
AREA:
945,087 km2
POPULATION:
37,849,133
CURRENCY:
Tanzanian Shilling
CLIMATE:
Tropical
GOVERNMENT:
Unitary republic
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE:
Swahili
IMPORTANT DATES:
Union Day (April 26th),
Independence Day (December 9th)
For safari
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Arusha)
Serengeti National Park (Arusha)
Mikumi National Park (Morogoro)
Other Touristic Places
GO ON A SAFARI.
CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO.
VISIT THE MAASAI TRIBE
TRY THE DISH CALLED “UGALI”
ZANZIBAR
Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Morogoro and
Mwanza
SOCIAL LIFE FOR TEENAGERS
Summertime
PLACES TO VISIT
There are more than 120 tribes in
Tanzania which means more than 120
languages are spoken. People live in
harmony despite the ethnic differences
and beliefs including atheism.
MUST TO DO!
CULTURE OF TANZANIA
WHEN TO GO:
Since the country is characterized by
hot weather and has a coast on the
Indian Ocean, teenagers often prefer
swimming in their free times.
One of the touristic places with the
best hotels of Africa where you can
try different foods and attend “Dolphin
Tours”
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CULTURE & ART
ROBERT DE NIRO AS MEVLANA
Robert de Niro was offered the role of
Mevlana by Özkan İpek, the producer of
the television series “Ertuğrul Gazi” that
depicts the foundation of the Ottoman
Empire. If De Niro says “Yes”, he will
earn $700.000 dollars per episode.
Talks with other Turkish stars are going
on for the series that follows the social
life and philosophy before the
foundation of the Ottoman
Empire. The empire was
founded by Osman I. from
the 400-people Kayı Tribe and
had a reign of over 600 years.
MYSTERY OF THE BEST-SELLERS SOLVED
Stony Brook University discovered the
common features of “bestsellers” and
found secret to writing a best-selling
novel.
Computer scientists from New York’s
Stony Brook University have developed
an algorithm called statistical stylometry
to deine the features of a popular book.
Analyzing the grammar and use of words
mathematically, this technique can predict with 84 percent
accuracy whether or not the book will be a commercial
success.
3DHercules: The Legend Begins
They indicated that successful
books include heavy use of
conjunctions such as “and” and
“but” as well as large numbers of nouns and adjectives. Less
successful books were found to be tended to include more
verbs and adverbs. More successful books favored verbs
that describe thought processes while less successful ones
include too much emotiveness.
300: Rise of an Empire
Air Date: April 3rd, 2014
Air Date: March 14th, 2014
Air Date: March 7th, 2014
Air Date: February 7th, 2014
By downloading classic books from the Project Gutenberg
archive, the scientist were able to ind that a range of factors
determine whether or not a book
will enjoy success, including
interestingness, novelty, style of
writing, and how engaging the
storyline is, but admit that external
factors such as luck can also play
a role.
Soğuk
Noah
CULTURE & ART
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An unrequited love, power struggle, burgeoning
art in bigotry and an unexpected betrayal…
Those supporting science and learning on one
hand, and those hampering the development on
the other… Ustam ve Ben depicts the story of a
colorful and lively period with full of surprises that
incorporates historical igures, libraries, tombs,
bridges etc. For those want to go on an amazing
journey to the depths of the Ottoman history
through a story told by Elif Şafak.
STOMP
February 8th, 2014 15:00pm / 19:00pm
Congresium Ankara
The story of inding the meaning of life, falling
in love and every breath taken
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle
that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never
been anything but terminal, her inal chapter
inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous
plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly
appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s
story is about to be completely rewritten.
GÖKSEL
February 22nd, 2014 22:00pm
Jolly Joker Ankara
Some passions become our guide through life.
Wrap us in their arms. We go after them without
any questions, and we know that we will never
regret. Revealing the hidden features of humans
in his works, Sabahattin Ali is drawing a picture
of a strong passion in this book. He is asking
hard-to-answer questions about the personalities
wiped out by the order, the ephemerality of life
and impossibility (?) of love.
SEZEN AKSU
February 22nd, 2014 22:00pm
Jolly Joker Ankara
CAN BONOMO
March 19th, 2014 - 21:00pm
If Performance Hall
Publishers on behalf of the University of
Turkish Aeronautical Association
Osman YILDIRIM
Head of the Board of Trustees
Editors in Chief
Ayla ÖZCAN ÜNAL - Necla YAZICIOĞLU
Graphics Designer
Gaye ŞAHİN
Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN
Rector
Editors
Özlem SEÇKİN - Yasemin ŞiMŞEK - Defne Gün GÜÇER
Translators
Gülten GÖKDEMİR - Merve TANRIVERDİ
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