Getting to Know Oben Ogultarhan

Hometown: Ankara, Turkey

Hometown Airport: LTAD

Occupation: Instructor Pilot


Education: Technology Engineering

Pilot Certificates: FAA and JAA CPL, ME, IR, CFI, MEI

Airplanes Flying/Flown: C152,C172,C177,C185,C206,C207,C210,DA-20,DA42, Maule, PA-30,C402,PA-31P

Education Specialty: Initial Training, Bush Flights, Aerial Survey Flight, SAR flights

Q & A

What drew you to aviation? I’m in love with aviation since 5 years old. To be a pilot was my biggest dream from my childhood.

How long have you been involved in aviation education? 10

What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Giving my students pilot license.

What’s your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Waiting students at airport to fly

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you’d like to share? There are lot’s of stories in my 24 years old aviation life. I can tell you that my best stories are from USA, especially my flights from MN.

Why did you join SAFE? To meet with other SAFE pilots and develope my training skills. I like to join discussions and extent my knowledge as much as I can.

What would you like to see change in aviation? Lower costs. Also more important for me is that I like to see that General Aviation have developed as mush as in USA in my country Turkey.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished? International associations may stick together and setup a stronger “International General Aviation” community and make some pressures on local CAA’s ?

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you’d like to mention? Not yet.

Who are your role models in aviation? I m trying to be the leader of General Aviation in my country. Looks like I m close to success it.

Anything else you’d like to add? I like to meet with other SAFE pilots and help to each other. Anybody needs any info from this side of the world are more then welcome to ask me.