Microlight over Ephesus
What is a Microlight?
A microlight is a 2 seater light aircraft with a hangglider wing. It is rated as the safest way to fly as even in a motor outsituation, the aircraft will remain airborne and glide gently down to land.
Where does it fly?
We will fly you from Ephesus Airport towards Kusadasi cruise ship port and beach, fly over Ephesus theater , virgin mary house, st. john basilica .
Tandem Skydiving, 08:00 - 12:00 / 16:00- 20:00
Tandem skydiving is an incredibly easy, safe and enjoyable way to experience the excitement of skydiving without having to learn how.
Description: Free Fall from 10,000 FT Accompanied by a professional instructor.
Microlight Over Ephesus
Ephesus by Air
Piloted Microflight takes off from Ephesus Airport towards Pamucak beach, Kusadasi Cruise ship port, fly over Ephesus Theater
Microlight, a (2) two seater light aircraft with a hangglider wing rated as the safest way to fly. Flight duration 20 minutes. 08:00-12:00 15:00-20:00
From simple beginnings, the microlight has developed into a state of the art flying machine, capable of flying long distances at 100mph or more! In 2001 Britain's Brian Milton successfully completed the first round the world expedition, showing just how reliable and airworthy these machines have become. They are also capable of reaching dizzying heights. In 2005 a microlight flew over the top of Everest, which demonstrates just how far things have developed.
Despite their light appearance, modern microlight aircraft are incredibly strong and have one of the best safety records in leisure aviation. With their large, high-lift wings, microlights simply glide safely to earth in the event of engine malfunction - these days, with high performance aircraft engines, a very rare occurence!
Who can Fly?
There are No age restrictions for our flights and we're happy to take youngsters from about 7 years of age. There is no upper age limit. People with physical disabilities can also fly, depending on the nature of the disability and providing they are able - with the help of a relative or carer where necessary- to be seated comfortably and securely in the aircraft. Check with us if you are not sure.
Ephesus / Selcuk Airport
We operate from airport owned by Turkish Aeronautical Association. The runway used by Turkish National skydiving team and dedicated to air sport acitivities.
The aircrafts are kept seperate from our public viewing station. Guests can view the aircrafts from a safe distance during the operation next to the office. The aircraft are moved in to the hanger where they kept and maintained.
Office & Public Area
Sky & Sea has a managment office at main building of the airport. The office allows customers toview the aircraft and over looks the runway. In addition, we have a purpose built seating area to allow you to relax either beofre or after your flight , wtih tea, coffee and soft drinks supplied, and a washroom available. Spectators are also most welcome to watch you take your unique experience!
Sky & Sea has a cooperation agreement with THK/ GÖKÇEN to operate air sports equipment for the tourism sector. All pilots are certified instructors holding Turkish Microlight licanse which meets the FAI(Federation Aviation International) standarts for microlight operations.
We hold full third party insurance, which complies with aivation requirements that are mandated within the FAI. All aircraft and passangers are insured by a prime Turkish insurance company (ANADOLU Sigorta owned by İŞ BANK).
All pilots are trained to highest interantional standarts and carry valid microlight license and insured by prime Turkish insurance company.(GÜNEŞ)
Sky & sea offers a true lifetime experience. We will be flying alocal route that lasts approximately 20 to 25 minutes from Ephesus / Selcuk airport towards Kusadasi Cruise ship port and beach, fly over the famous Ephesus theater, Virgin Mary's house, and St. John's Basilica in a state of the art microlight.
Our flights start at 08:00 till 12:00 and from 15:00 till 20:00 every half an hour, seven days a week. The trip starts from the customers origin and lasts approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival at Ephesus airport guests are taken to a viewing area with seating. Before flights commence, Passengers are fully briefed and kitted out with fllight suits if whether requires and helmets with intercom allowing constant communication with the pilot.
1. Knowledge of Flying Regulations
It is a Company requirement that all pilots operating Microlights must annually read the Flying Regulations, and sign and date the master copy to indicate their agreement with these regulations
2. Operation at the Airfield
The Operations Manager is Mr Arslan Ozturkmen. He is responsible for the safe operation of Microlights at the airfield and for operational liaison with Management of Airfield and other parties. In his absence, Operations management is delegated to a nominated duty pilot.
3. Restriction of Flying
Aerobatics - No pilot shall at any time perform aerobatics in any
Non - aerobatic operation includes
> Any manoeuvre necessary for normal flying
> Intentional stalls from level flight
> Steep turns in which the angle of bank does not exceed 60°
> Up to 45° of pitch (up or down)
Steep Turns and Stalling - No pilot shall, whilst carrying passengers on
behalf of Sky & Sea , practice steep turns (above 45° angle of bank) or
Low Flying - Flying at an unnecessarily low altitude is liable to cause annoyance and antagonism to flying amongst persons on the ground, in addition to providing a potential safety hazard in the event of an engine
malfunction. Pilots must always fly at a minimum height of 1000' (300m) above ground level, apart from during take off and landing. The minimum height stated here may be insufficient when flying over the sea, or other
areas with limited landing options. It is the responsibility of the pilot to ensure that all flights are conducted at sufficient height to be within gliding distance of a suitable landing area. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS
LOW FLYING OVER THE SEA ALLOWED. Low flying over the sea is deemed to be gross misconduct and will be dealt with accordingly.
In other situations, manoeuvres must be carried out at a height that will enable recovery before 1000' (300m) above ground level, whilst bearing in mind the restrictions detailed in 3.1 above.
Exhibitionism - Trick or Exhibition Flying, or Stunt Flying of any nature is absolutely prohibited.
Alcohol - No person shall embark upon a flight, whether pilot or passenger, when there is a risk of a higher than normal level of alcohol in his system. Piloting an aircraft requires immense concentration, and therefore excessive alcohol present in the blood may cause a delayed response and lack of reasonable judgement.
Operation Period - Aircraft shall only be flown between the hours of sunrise and sunset. In exceptional circumstances this may be extended to 30 minutes before sunrise, to 30 minutes after sunset (the legal definition of daylight hours), with the prior permission of the Operations Manager.
Airmanship - Notwithstanding anything detailed in these Flying Regulations, good airmanship and safety must always prevail.
4. Engine Starting and Running
Before starting an aircraft the following checks must be made:
The aircraft is in a position where the slipstream will not cause damage to property, other aircraft, etc.
Chocks must be placed in front of the wheels whenever any engine test running is to be carried out
There is a clear path by which the aircraft may be taxied from the parking area
Pilot (and passenger, if present) must be securely strapped in, and hand throttle checked to be closed.
A clearly audible prop warning is given
If it is necessary to start an aircraft by hand swinging the propeller, this must be authorised by the Operations Manager. Either the cockpit of the aircraft must be occupied by another qualified pilot, or the aircraft must be tied by the wheels to a secure tie down point. The aircraft must also be chocked and pointing towards the airfield on a line well clear of other aircraft or obstructions.
In no circumstances shall a pilot:
a) Step out of an aircraft while the engine is running, or leave an aircraft unmanned while the engine is running. This is a very dangerous practice which could lead to serious or fatal injury, and which may invalidate any insurance.
b) Start an engine without a suitably qualified person in the cockpit (suitably qualified means having a licence to fly).
Aircraft should always be taxied at slow speed, considering the proximity of other aircraft, obstructions, the nature of the airfield surface, etc. An aircraft taxiing must give way to other aircraft taking off or landing, and comply immediately with any signals that may be given by any airfield official authorised to give such signals.
Aircraft passing each other head on must do so keeping the other aircraft on the left unless conditions obviously dictate this to be an unwise move.
6. Carriage of Passengers
In order to carry a passenger, the pilot must be deemed to be current having flown on type within the last 30 days. If not the pilot must complete twenty take offs and landings with another qualified pilot as passenger, or as instructed. These flights must be under the supervision of the Operations Manager.
All pilots in flex-wing microlights must be seated in the front seat, and the passenger in the back seat.
The pilot in charge of the aircraft is responsible for briefing his passenger on safety equipment and emergency procedures.
7. Weather Limitations
Under no circumstances may aircraft be flown with a surface wind over 20 nautical miles per hour, when the wind is gusting more than 10 nautical miles per hour, or with a crosswind component of more than 10 nautical miles per hour. The aircraft shall not be flown in fog or poor visibility (less than 3km), or conditions of low cloud (600ft/200m above airfield level), nor when there is insufficient daylight to allow for safe take off and landing without artificial light.
8. Landing away from the airfield
Unless authorised in advance by the Operations Manager, landings shall not be made away from the airfield in aircraft operated by Sky & Sea.
9. Forced Landings
In the event of a forced landing the pilot in charge of the aircraft shall immediately:
Take all necessary steps to tie down or de-rig and protect the aircraft so as to prevent damage by sightseers, animals, wind/weather etc.
Notify Sky & SEA Operations by telephone giving full details
After any forced landing, the pilot is responsible for the safety of the aircraft involved until it has been handed over to an authorised official of Sky & Sea. In no case shall a pilot attempt to take off after a forced landing or unauthorised landing without first obtaining the consent of the Operations Manager.
No information concerning a forced landing, or any other activities at Sky & Sea , shall be given to the press or any other persons, other than the police, without the prior permission of Sky & Sea.
10. Reporting of Defects
The pilot in charge must, immediately after landing, make an entry of any defect in the Technical Log or equivalent for that aircraft. In addition he shall make a verbal report to the Operations Manager of any defects in the aircraft, its engine or equipment or any circumstances (e.g. heavy landing, rough running engine, sluggishness of controls, turn in the wing) which may render advisable an inspection or adjustment of the engine or airframe.
In the event of a defect occurring away from the airfield, the pilot shall telephone for instructions from the Operations Manager. Defects rectified without authorisation shall be at the entire expense of the pilot concerned.
11. Admission of Liability
In the event of a Sky & SEA aircraft operated Microlight being involved in any occurrence which directly or indirectly causes injury or damage to persons or property or third parties whilst is in the charge of any Sky & SEA pilot, the pilot shall not in any circumstances make any admission of liability or offer or promise of payment.
The pilot in charge of the aircraft is responsible for the fuel and oil (and water where applicable) contents before a flight is commenced, and wherever and whenever it is necessary to refuel, the pilot will ensure the correct grade of fuel and oil are used.
13. Radio Equipment
A pilot in charge of an aircraft shall ensure that, if radio equipment is fitted, it is used in accordance with the maker's instructions and that only appropriate transmissions are made. All radio equipment should be switched off before operating engine starter motors.
No smoking is to take place in flight, in the hangar, or in the vicinity of any refuelling area.
15. Disciplinary Action for Breach of Regulations
In addition to any financial penalties imposed by these regulations, any pilot committing a breach may be suspended from flying either permanently or for a defined period of time.
All pilots shall indicate on the following pages by printing their name, signing and dating the signature, that they have read and understood these standing orders and they agree to obey the rules laid down herein.