A man from Titabor in the Jorhat district in Assam has built a seaplane despite lacking any professional guidance or training in this field.
Bubul Saikia, from Chorai pani village in Titabor, is a mason by profession. As a child, Saikia always dreamt of flying high in the sky. Since last two years, he has dedicated himself on this project and finally, with the help of his friends he built the plane of his dreams.
“Like everyone else, I used to dream of flying in the sky. I wanted to build something on my own to fly in the sky. I still dream of it and wish to succeed, but let’s see how far I can manage to go. I have built every part on my own,” Saikia said.
On Tuesday, Saikia conducted his first test run on water. “Today, we took off on water for the first time and it felt good. It was a good first test run,” he said.
Saikia used a 220 horsepower motorcycle engine in this seaplane, “The engine is of a Bajaj Pulsar 220cc motorcycle. I have even built the propeller. Everything is made of fibre and aluminium,” he added.
Now, Saikia’s focus is on giving final touches to his plane to allow him to fly in air, which he hopes to finish soon.