- President: Aysu Yüksel
- Vice president: Mustafa Mert Sevim
- Secretary: Tuna Korkmazel
- International Contact Member: Dilara Yildiz
- Executive member: Ekin Güney Çetin
University: Gebze Technical University
EUROAVIA member since 2019
Website: AS Kocaeli
About the Local Group:
Our society, which joined the EUROAVIA family by organizing the Hot Wings Symposium event, has continued to work under the title of EUROAVIA AS Kocaeli since then. Hot Wings Symposium was organized on 18th-22nd February 2019. In this symposium, we provide social and technical skills training, symposia, technical trips, city tours, etc.
Before our EUROAVIA adventure, our society’s name was GTU Aerospace Society. Since we joined the EUROAVIA family, we decided to unite our powers.
Our local group is also one of the local groups that have not faculty of Aeronautics and Aerospace. That shows our passion for aviation, space fields and most importantly to EUROAVIA family.
About the University / Faculty:
Gebze Technical University is one of the leading technological higher education institutes in Turkey located on the borders of Istanbul and Kocaeli. Originally established in 1992. First, it named Gebze Institute of Technology. After 4th November of 2014, it has been renamed as Gebze Technical University. Our university has basic sciences, architecture and business faculties in addition to engineering departments such as electronics, computers, machines. It provides education to over 8000 students. Gebze Technical University, with its’ infrastructure, equipment and academic staff, is the youngest but most experienced university, candidate to become the most important science base in our country. Since 2013, our university has listed in the top 10 as the best higher education institutes.
About the City:
Kocaeli, where approximately 2 million people live, is known for being one of the important industrial and R&D regions of Turkey. It has also an important geographical position that connects Europe and Asia.
As a community, we represent our university and country by developing new projects in competitions organized at home and abroad. That brings excitement by making flight shows with model aircraft and rockets everyone from seven to seventy. In addition to our technical skills, we provide many events, interviews and conferences with experts in the aviation and space field.