Saji x-air

Saji Thomas, a deaf-mute man hailing from Idukki district in Kerala, built an aircraft all by himself for Rs 14 Lakh (almost half the market price).

I am Saji Thomas, native of Thodupuzha, Iduki District of Kerala State, South India. I can’t hear & talk by birth but i was very much attracted to Aeroplanes and sky from my childhood onwards.
For me this is not just a hobby, but then this is my profession and it is my life. My ambition was to fly by my own aircraft and i did it on last April 2014. I was initially inspired by the helicopters which came to sprinkle pesticides on the rubber plantation near my house in my childhood. When i was 14, i got a chance to get in into a helicopter and fly as a co-pilot. I got very much knowledge about the aero planes, copters and addresses of many of the aircraft manufacturing companies from the pilots. I worked hard to collect money to assemble a helicopter, as mechanic, electronic repairer, photographer and all. I made a copter’s frame, the price of an engine was great problem for me. So left the work for copter there itself. And after a long time I am again started to make a light weight aircraft and 2000 the aircraft was ready. And I came before media. Most of the peoples were amazed. Many people came to me and encouraged me. I displayed my model in annual "Karshika Mela" (An agricultural demonstration) organized by the Gandhiji Study Centre, Thodupuzha on December 2001. I wished meet the Hon. president APJ Abdul Kalam, he was the chief guest of  that program but due to security problem i cant meet him. But he invited me for Air show at Gujarat and got 2nd prize. The aircraft was assembled in my own house. Its cost was 1.75 lakhs. The craft was single seated and weighed 200kg was technical marvel. It was powered with a 26.5 HP Yamaha engine, the vehicle has 6000 RPM to steer clear in the air. Aluminum pipes and metal sheets have been used for the frame.

I am Saji Thomas, native of Thodupuzha, Iduki District of Kerala State, South India. I can’t hear & talk by birth but i was very much attracted to Aeroplanes and sky from my childhood onwards.
For me this is not just a hobby, but then this is my profession and it is my life. My ambition was to fly by my own aircraft and i did it on last April 2014. I was initially inspired by the helicopters which came to sprinkle pesticides on the rubber plantation near my house in my childhood. When i was 14, i got a chance to get in into a helicopter and fly as a co-pilot. I got very much knowledge about the aero planes, copters and addresses of many of the aircraft manufacturing companies from the pilots. I worked hard to collect money to assemble a helicopter, as mechanic, electronic repairer, photographer and all. I made a copter’s frame, the price of an engine was great problem for me. So left the work for copter there itself. And after a long time I am again started to make a light weight aircraft and 2000 the aircraft was ready. And I came before media. Most of the peoples were amazed. Many people came to me and encouraged me. I displayed my model in annual "Karshika Mela" (An agricultural demonstration) organized by the Gandhiji Study Centre, Thodupuzha on December 2001. I wished meet the Hon. president APJ Abdul Kalam, he was the chief guest of  that program but due to security problem i cant meet him. But he invited me for Air show at Gujarat and got 2nd prize. The aircraft was assembled in my own house. Its cost was 1.75 lakhs. The craft was single seated and weighed 200kg was technical marvel. It was powered with a 26.5 HP Yamaha engine, the vehicle has 6000 RPM to steer clear in the air. Aluminum pipes and metal sheets have been used for the frame.

I am Saji Thomas, native of Thodupuzha, Iduki District of Kerala State, South India. I can’t hear & talk by birth but i was very much attracted to Aeroplanes and sky from my childhood onwards.
For me this is not just a hobby, but then this is my profession and it is my life. My ambition was to fly by my own aircraft and i did it on last April 2014. I was initially inspired by the helicopters which came to sprinkle pesticides on the rubber plantation near my house in my childhood. When i was 14, i got a chance to get in into a helicopter and fly as a co-pilot. I got very much knowledge about the aero planes, copters and addresses of many of the aircraft manufacturing companies from the pilots. I worked hard to collect money to assemble a helicopter, as mechanic, electronic repairer, photographer and all. I made a copter’s frame, the price of an engine was great problem for me. So left the work for copter there itself. And after a long time I am again started to make a light weight aircraft and 2000 the aircraft was ready. And I came before media. Most of the peoples were amazed. Many people came to me and encouraged me. I displayed my model in annual "Karshika Mela" (An agricultural demonstration) organized by the Gandhiji Study Centre, Thodupuzha on December 2001. I wished meet the Hon. president APJ Abdul Kalam, he was the chief guest of  that program but due to security problem i cant meet him. But he invited me for Air show at Gujarat and got 2nd prize. The aircraft was assembled in my own house. Its cost was 1.75 lakhs. The craft was single seated and weighed 200kg was technical marvel. It was powered with a 26.5 HP Yamaha engine, the vehicle has 6000 RPM to steer clear in the air. Aluminum pipes and metal sheets have been used for the frame.