A group of South Africa teenagers assembled a four-seater airplane and is flying it across the continent.Aviation experts state this a huge accomplishment, one that will motivate youngsters who need to be pilots, designers or whatever else. A group of teens is set to make aviation history as they plan to fly a light aircraft from Cape Town to Cairo in Egypt. “The purpose is to show Africa and even the world that anything is possible if you set your mind to it,” 17-year-old teen pilot Megan Werner said.
Werner established U-Dream Global, which regulated the structure of the aircraft, so as to advance science, innovation, designing, mathematics education, development, youth strengthening and abilities improvement.
The teenagers constructed the aircraft in about fourteen days under the direction of The Airplane Factory, U-Dream guides and five team leaders from Denel Aviation.
“The challenge has enabled us to take a lot of teenagers from different backgrounds to teach and equip them with life skills that they can take with them into the future,” said Werner
Agnes Semeela helped to assemble the fuselage for the kit aircraft, which the teens built under qualified adult supervision.
“I know for a fact that my team did their best, their absolute best, and I’m very confident that this airplane will make it to Cairo and back,” she said.
During the maiden flight event, the South African teens saw their plane take to the air for the first time.