Nuri Demirağ and the First National Turkish Aircraft in Istanbul

nuri demirag and the first national turk flew in istanbul
nuri demirag and the first national turk flew in istanbul

Nuri Demirağ and First National Holiday held in Istanbul, Turkey: Turkey's own aircraft for the first time a private enterprise, was produced in 1936 by businessman Nuri Demirağ. Turkey's most important businessmen from Nuri Demirağ's an unfortunate incident aircraft factory was built with the effort and time manager was forced to close on withdrawal of support.

The recent debate he do his own car Turkey came up in 1936, Turkey had produced its own aircraft to one side. Turkey's prominent businessmen from Nuri Demirağ's an unfortunate incident aircraft factory was built with the effort and time manager was forced to close on withdrawal of support. The first railway contractor Nuri Demirağ 1930 began to focus on Turkey railways. The railway network in the country would be increased, and the railway lines operated by foreigners would be nationalized. The tender for Samsun-Sivas railway construction, which was given to a French company during this nationalization movement, was canceled. Following the cancellation of the right of construction, the tender for this line was again put up and Nuri Demirağ won the tender with the lowest bid. So it was Turkey's first railway contractors Nuri Demirağ. Demirağ, which completed this line in a short time, later completed the construction of the Samsun-Erzurum, Sivas-Erzurum and Afyon-Dinar lines, that is, the approximately 1250 km line. In the days when the law was issued, Atatürk gave the surname Demirağ to him because of this success.

Turkish-style aircraft dream

These were not the only ones Nuri Demirag brought to the country. Karabük iron and steel factory, izmit te paper factory, bursa in the construction of cement factories in Merinos, Sivas. For the development of the country, Demirağ thought that the underground resources need to be strengthened by the economic crisis in the recent years. For this purpose, donation campaigns were organized. Turkish Aeronautical Association officials were collecting help from businessmen. Nuri Demirağ to the officials who came to donate to him If you want something for me from this nation, you must ask for the most perfect. Since a nation cannot live without a sail, so we must not expect the means of this life from the grace of others. I'm in charge of building these planes. he said.

Turkey's Nuri Demirağ imaginary Turkish type of aircraft favored than producing its own aircraft with its own plans and projects. He thought that a XNUMX% Turkish-made aircraft should be built. Demirağ said in this regard: “Buying licenses from Europe and America and making travels are all about copying. Licenses are given for demode types. The newly invented ones, like a secret, are hidden in great jealousy. Consequently, if copying is continued, time will be spent in vain with outdated things. In this case, a brand new Turkish type should be brought to the body in response to the latest system acknowledgments of Europe and America. For this purpose, Istanbul Beşiktaş built a building to be used as a workshop. The factory was to be built in Sivas Divriği. Demirağ also bought the Diamond Pasha Farm in Yesilkoy, where the current Ataturk Airport is located. Here, he built a flight site, aircraft repair workshop and hangars.

First Turkish aircraft: ND-36

Demirağ Turkey's Nuri was moving with one of the first aircraft engineer Selahattin site. Studies began to give results in a short time. Besiktas jewelry factory in Salahaddin area where I draw the ND-36 project called Turkey's first single-engined aircraft was manufactured. In the same days, the Turkish Aeronautical Association ordered 10 training aircraft. At the same time, while making these orders, the construction of a passenger plane was still in progress. This meant he could no longer Turkey's own aircraft.

The airplanes produced successfully passed test flights in Istanbul. Thousands of hours of flight were carried out with these aircraft and there were no problems. A class A passenger aircraft certificate was taken from international aviation organizations. So everything was going well.

The accident and the beginning of the end

The beginning of the accident and the end But the Turkish Aeronautical Association did not see enough flights in Istanbul, test flights should be carried out again in Eskisehir said. Engineer Selahattin Alan, who prepared the test flight, plan of the aircraft to be rebuilt wanted to do it himself. However, this request brought the end of both himself and the Turkish plane. The test flight ended successfully, an accident occurred during the landing. When Selahattin Alan was unable to see the trenches that were opened behind the runway, he was hit by a ditch so that the plane had fallen and he had lost his life. The aircraft crashed due to a reason caused by the pilot of the Turkish Aeronautical Association has canceled the orders previously given. Nuri Demirağ gave the Turkish Air Authority a trial. However, the decision against Demirağ was against.

Although Nuri Demirağ wrote a letter to President İnönü several times to demand that the test flights be rebuilt, he did not receive any positive response. International test results failed to convince the Turkish Air Force to carry out a new test flight. Ismet Inonu Nuri Demirağ IDE başlamıştı.iş to accuse dizzy with wealth if after all this happened Turkey's first aircraft manufacturing adventure ended erdi.nur the Demirağ heat produced by aircraft sattırıl provided in this case led to closure of the factory oldu.Ayrýca Yesilköy also purchased by Diamond Ranch land that is creating The land of the airport where it started was expropriated by one-and-a-half decare by the state. His half penny was taken as tax.

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