Here’s a story of a man who fought against all odds to achieve his dream of becoming a licensed pilot. After spending six-years, and investing about INR 4 crore, Mumbai resident Amol Yadav has finally managed to earn himself a flying license from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). He built this aircraft on top of a residential building terrace in Kandivali, Mumbai.
He received a helping hand from Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the matter. Yadav has named his home-made aircraft, VT-NMD or Victor Tango Narendra Modi Devendra, after PM Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The DGCA certificate was handed over to Capt. Amol Yadav by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The homemade aircraft can fly upto heights of 13,000 feet, and can achieve a top speeds of 185 knots. The aircraft has a range of 2,000 kms. Yadav now plans to build a new aircraft with a passenger capacity of 20 people.
Great example of @makeinindia !
Captain Amol Yadav gets certificate of registration from DGCA,meets CM @Dev_Fadnavis to thank his efforts and follow up with Hon PM @narendramodi & Government of India
It is 1st Indian private company to get this certificate! pic.twitter.com/opi6TXZqZo
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) November 20, 2017
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