Istanbul & Samsun, Turkey

Located at Haliç University and Samsun Airport


Pilot candidates that join the Airways Aviation Turkey flight academy will start their foundation course in Istanbul or Samsun. They can then continue to fly in Samsun over the magnificent nature of northern Turkey, the highly touristic Aegean Sea, or the mega city Istanbul, which connects the continents of Asia and Europe. In order to facilitate the training, we also have other fully-functional sub-operation centres that will assist during meteorological conditions. Our academy offers:

  • A modern fleet of airplanes
  • State-of-the-art hangars
  • Computer labs and study areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Student breakout areas, including a common room
  • A fantastic team of dedicated and experienced trainers and student support staff
  • A runway observation terrace


  • 2x Cessna 172 Garmin Upgraded IFR
  • 1x Cessna 172 Garmin Upgraded VFR
  • 2x Cessna 152  Garmin Upgraded IFR
  • 1x Cessna 152  Garmin Upgraded VFR
  • 1x Evektor Glass Cockpit IFR
  • 1x Tecnam P2008 Glass Cockpit IFR

Training Provided

  • Initial & Advanced Flight Training


Samsun-Çarşamba Airport is a public airport located 23 km from the city of Samsun, Turkey. The airport consists of:

  • A 3,000 m (9,843 ft) long runway
  • A terminal of 11,500 m²


Over 13.4 million foreign visitors came to Istanbul in 2018, eight years after it was named a European Capital of Culture, making it the world’s eighth most visited city. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, one of the city's many landmarks, faces  Hagia Sophia at Sultanahmet Square. Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar, Taksim Square, Galata Tower are other must-see places, to name a few.

Samsun is one of the most significant coastal cities of Turkey with a population of more than half a million. The city is located on the northernmost part of the country and neighbouring Sinop, Ordu, Tokat, and Amasya. Today, the city attracts almost one million tourists annually with its gorgeous nature, historical landmarks and cultural heritage.


There are many options when it comes to accommodation in the cities of Istanbul and Samsun. Depending on your standards and preferences, you can easily filter through what’s available and find what suits you best from Sheraton hotels to comfortable dormitories. Overall, you should have no worries about accommodation while moving to Istanbul or Samsun for studies, for there are several alternatives that can fit every budget, taste and standard. At Airways Aviation Turkey, we make sure to guide our students and recommend a number of options.

Airways Aviation Turkey,

16/5 Kemeralti Street, Karakoy,
Istanbul, Turkey

t: +90 537 778 12 76

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