You Tube – Turkish Stars
Formed on Nov. 7, 1992, the Turkish Stars fly eight Northrop F-5 Tiger aircraft. Click here for the F-5 Tiger video, specifications and radio control airplanes.
The tradition of the Turkish Stars aerobatic team can be traced back to 1914. This is when Turkish Army aircraft pilots began performing aerobatics to please spectators.
In 1926 the official Turkish Flight school was established. At the school Turkish pilots would learn maneuvers they would use while performing before crowds throughout the world.
The Turkish Stars switched from propeller to jet aircraft in 1952 with the F-84 Thunderjet.
In 1955 the F-84 was replaced by the F-86 Sabre.
In 1964 the team increased the number of aircraft flown to a total of twelve F-86’s.
The aircraft currently flown by the team, the F-5A Freedom Fighter was introduced in 1971.
After a number of years the team was disbanded, only to be formed again on November 7, 1992 flying a six aircraft formation.
On March 30, 2004 the Turkish Stars performed with eight Northrop F-5 aircraft for the first time. The team continues to thrill crowds to this date.
RC Turkish Stars jet
The picture right above is of the RC Turkish Stars jet by Phoenix Models. Wingspan is 57 in., length is 53 in. Recommended are .40 to .46 two stroke or .52 four stroke engines. Weight is about 6 lbs.
The RC Turkish Stars airplane from HET-RC has a wingspan of 31.5 in., a length of 45.6 in., and weighs 5 lbs. Power is by a Typhoon EDF 2W motor driving a WeMoTec 480 Mini fan.
The RC Turkish Stars from Juno wingspan is 47 in. and length is 54 in. A .40 to .50 two stroke engine is needed to power the approximately 5 lb. RC airplane.
The RC Turkish Stars airplane by ICARE has a 28 in. wingspan, 30 in.length and is driven by a Mega 16/7/3-4 motor.