Muhammad Fayyaz is 32. He belongs to the village of Tabur in central Punjab province. It was his childhood dream to become a fighter pilot. His father died forcing him to drop out of school and do odd jobs to make ends meet. He is a security guard who worked all night, slept a little in the morning, sold popcorns in the day and saved money to pursue his dream of making a plane.
He was able to create his own plane by watching videos on YouTube and the internet and when the plane first took off 2 feet off the ground, he knew he had made something special.
“I was overjoyed. almost flying in the air. I couldn’t feel anything else,” – Muhammad Fayyaz
In order to build his plane, He sold his family land and took out a 50,000 rupee loan from a micro-finance NGO. He is still paying off his debt for his dream invention and is working hard to improve it.
His plane’s engine is from a road cutter, the wings are burlap and the wheels are borrowed from a rickshaw. He has gained the attention of Pakistan Airforce for his invention.