City-based pilot Amol Yadav, who built an indigenous aircraft on the terrace a Kandivali building, is all set to get a special fly permit from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to test the capabilities of the airplane.Yadav, then a senior commander with Jet Airways, took six years to build the six-seater aircraft from scratch with his own money. He got the certificate of registration from the DGCA the following year.
The aircraft was featured during the week along Make in India event in 2016.
Currently in Delhi to formally receive the certificate from the DGCA, Yadav, who now works with low-cost carrier SpiceJet, will have to fly the aircraft he manufactured in a 40-hour test. Wing Commander Laganjit Biswal, a Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd flight test expert, will monitor the flight, and an observer will accompany him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may hand over the certificate provided the Election Commission allows during enforcement of code of conduct.