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Pakistan popcorn seller waits to fly after building his own plane

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In this picture taken on April 8, 2019, Pakistani villager Muhammad Fayyaz poses for photographs as he sits in his small plane at his residence in Tabur village in central Punjab province. - The engine is from a roadcutter, the wings are burlap, the wheels are borrowed from a rickshaw: a Pakistani popcorn seller has caught the attention of the Air Force by building his own plane. (Photo by ARIF ALI / AFP) / To go with 'PAKISTAN-AVIATION-PLANE', FEATURE by Kaneez Fatima

Pakistan popcorn seller waits to fly after building his own plane, a popcorn seller hailed as a hero for hunting his aim. It was his dream to fly with own flight.

The 30 years old popcorn seller had dreamed of becoming an Air Force pilot and flying an airforce since his childhood, due to poverty he didn’t fulfill the aim.

The Pakistani popcorn seller having a strong desire from his childhood is to build his own plane, he has been collecting all the materials for a plane with his saving money.

He started watching videos and tutorial class available online, The aircraft itself is built from unconventional materials. The engine is that of a road cutter, the wings are burlap, and the wheels have been borrowed from a rickshaw.

Pakistan popcorn seller waits to fly after building his own plane

“Whenever I looked up to see planes overhead, it motivated me to fly one myself. I decided to fly on my own plane, so working hard to make it over, “Fayaz told.

Few people on the earth nevwer gave up their aim until acheive, they are only stood as eminent personalities. Their target is small or big no issue, they won’t give up until acheive it.

Muhammad Fayyaz is the common man but having burning desire to fly with his own plane, the desire was started in his mind from his childhood but he doesn’t have all resources,he invested all his savings from selling popcorn and working as a security guard to realise his childhood dream of building and flying an aircraft. He never steps back to selling his own property for achieving the aim, he took 50,000 Pakistani rupee loan from a micro-finance NGO, that he is still paying off.

AFP news agency revealed that Fayyaz learned to build his fantastic flying machine mainly by viewing TV clips and looking blueprints online, he did a fantastic work and having great technical work.

Pakistan popcorn seller waits to fly after building his own plane

He was arrested for attempting to fly the small aircraft:

Fayyaz was arrested for attempting to fly the small aircraft that he built, the small aircraft was also taken into custody by the police. A popcorn seller has been waiting for the country’s Civil Aviation approval to fly his homemade plane after the police had stopped him from performing an unauthorized takeoff.

On April 4, the police had returned the plane they had seized from Muhammad Fayaz on March 31, after stopping him from taking off using a metal link road as a makeshift runway near his village.

Raising money for a new attempt and seeking donations from well-wishers.

The 32 years old from Tabur in central Punjab province he told the Telegraph he hopes to be airborne within a couple of months. He said he is now raising money for a new attempt and seeking donations from well-wishers.

I want to modify plane which was built by myself hopefully will be able to do it in a couple of months,” he said.

Higher officials from the Pakistan Air Force have made two visits to inspect the aircraft and the commander of a nearby base issued him a certificate which praises his “passion and dexterity” in building mini aircraft.

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