Malawi’s Felix Kambwiri builds helicopter

A home-made helicopter built in Malawi by 45 year-old Felix Kambwiri is making waves. Kambwiri has spent four months building the chopper, made from scrap metal and fibre glass in his garage. Kambwiri joins a list of aviation enthusiasts across Africa who have dreamt of taking to the skies. We look at five amateur enthusiasts who have built their own aircraft.

Asmelash Zerefu last year constructed ‘Ethiopia’s first ever home-built aircraft’ made by reading aviation books online and watching YouTube tutorials. The aircraft, K-570A, a two seater light aircraft is yet to fly.Untitled

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