Tayyareci Fethi Bey

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Fethi Bey was born in 12 Juin 1887, in Istanbul, Turkey.
He was deas in 27 February 1914, in sea of Galilee vicinity.
Fethi Bey was the first Pilot in Turkey.   


In 1907 he graduated from the Naval Academy. Bristol, England in 1911, where he rose to captain the corner aviation training received in the aircraft factory. He made several demonstration flights in Istanbul for a while.

February 8, 1914 Date of the Nation faithful with Mr. Gwin is Blériot XI / B XI / B began to air the Istanbul-Cairo flights. Konya, Ulukışla, Adana, were among the first casualties in the history of Turkish aviation fell near Homs and Damascus over the last stage of this air travel to reach Cairo on February 27, 1914 Damascus, Tiberias district smear the township. Tomb of Saladin in Damascus Tomb is the tomb of.

On the 8th of March, 1914, five days after the accident of Sadık and Fethi Bey, Nuri Bey, near Damascus, was killed with the second aircraft of the project. Together with Sadık Bey and Nuri Bey, Fethi Bey was buried in the mausoleum of Saladin in Damascus.

As the press at that time reported on the progress of the project, Fethi Bey had a high degree of popularity among the population. In his honor, the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, renamed the southern Turkish village of Meğri in Fethiye. There the Şehit Fethi Bey İlköğretim Okulu Elementary School was named after him. In the second half of the 20th century a statue of 10 meters high was erected in Fethiye between the port and the Hellenistic theater.


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