Sunday, February 14, 2016

State assures help to Charkop man who built an aircraft on his terrace

Mumbai: Amol Yadav, the Charkop resident who put together an entire plane on the terrace of his 3BHK flat, has been assured help by the state government. Yadav's whose six-seater aircraft was allotted display space by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at the Make in India Week, was visited at the exhibition by the state PWD minister Chandrakant Patil, who marvelled at the fact that he singlehandedly built a plane at home ('Plane put together on a Charkop terrace features in Make in India', MM, February 13).

"It's a remarkable achievement and I will talk to the chief minister to see how we can help. The state government will take an initiative to get the DGCA approvals," Patil said. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajpathi Raju are also expected to meet Yadav and inspect the plane.

Mumbai Mirror reported on Saturday that Yadav, 40, a pilot with Jet Airways, spending six years to build a plane on his 1,600 sq ft terrace.

The plane measures 10-fteight-inches in height, and was put together under the guidance of Air Marshal Murali Sundaram, and an advisory panel of the IIT-B professors, under the banner of Thrust Aircraft Company, a firm launched by Yadav. He has applied to the aviation regulator DGCA for permissions to test the aircraft named TAC 003 but is yet to hear from them.
14/02/13 Alka Dhupkar/Mumbai Mirror
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