Two Ghanaian brothers have teamed up to build a small aircraft capable of flying short distances and are hopeful that with investor support, they could do a better and bigger work.
Two brothers, Isaac Otoo and Jacob Larbi, have successfully built a light aircraft, albeit using what may be described as scrap materials.
Otoo and Larbi, who told TV3 that they were inspired by 20th century inventor brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright, are looking for an investor who could invest in their dream to a mutual business end.
The brothers say they have always been inclined towards mechanics and engineering. They hope to make wider impact with their talent.
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At a young age, Otoo and Larbi said they knew they were destined for greatness.
At age 8, they said they manufactured their own car.
In order to achieve their dream of making aircrafts, the two brothers started on the small in the backyard of their residence at Dome Pillar 2, a suburb of Accra.
They used scrap and cheap materials such as iron square pipes, plywood and aluminium sheets to make the light aircraft
Now, they have one apprentice, a woman by name Dora Darkwa, to whom they are teaching their craft.
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At an airfield in Afienya on the outskirts of Accra, the brothers successfully tested their craft.
The craft is called GHOFI 1601 and is able carry two people at a go, with a maximum weight of 757kg.
Larbi hopes that any future investment would afford mass production of crafts for purposes of delivering medical provisions, food, light electronics among others.
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So far, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCA) has given them permission to test GHOFI 1601 on airfields in Ghana but the brothers have no licence to fly.
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