Complete Aircraft Assembled by Pilot Amol Yadav on his Balcony
A 40-year-old pilot assembled an aircraft by himself. The pilot is Amol Yadav who aggregated a whole aircraft alone, on the rooftop of his house. He is a native of Mumbai. He worked hard for about six years in building a six-seater aircraft by acquiring the accurate materials necessary for the construction of the aircraft.
The plane can get up to a height of about 13,000 feet at 1500 feet per hour. With a speed of 185 nautical miles per hour the aircraft can travel up to 2000 Km. It can accommodate weight up to 1450 kilograms.
Amol Yadav is the Jet Airways deputy chief pilot. He developed an idea of making a plane by his own in 1995, by viewing the old planes being customized in US by aircraft enthusiasts. As a maiden attempt he built a two-seater plane that was a failure and in 2003 he developed his second aircraft that could not have a test fly due to certain regulations.
But the continuous failures had given him more inspiration to develop a six-seater plane named TAC 003.
In 2010, he began to work seriously on the construction of the aircraft. His Thrust Aircraft Company focuses on the production of the aircraft, with respect to the advice given by Air Marshal Murali Sundaram and a panel of IIT-B professors. He could try to find out the best in raw materials, technical advice, and avionics with his familiarity in aviation firm.
He lives in a 3-BHK house in the periphery of Mumbai with including 19 family members. With their moral support and financial assistance, his ambition of constructing an aeroplane fulfilled. He obtained a customized piston engine and a navigational suite from the US with the money earned by selling ancestral ornaments.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) gave certification to his aircraft and it was featured in the Make in India campaign in February 2016 and he is waiting for the approval from the DGCA to fly the aircraft
He strongly believes that our mother India is capable of producing an indigenous aircraft.
In a quote to Afternoon DC, he said, “One thing I want to make clear is that we Indians have tremendous potential. I have proved it. If I’m able to build an aeroplane all alone, each Indian has a capacity to do something or the other.”
This 40-year-old man has proved that “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” Congrats!!