INDIA (Himachal Pradesh) Vijay aged 49 years lives in palampur distt in himachal pradesh state of India. He works in his own denting & painting workshop for last 35 years. From his childhood he always dreamt of flying an aeroplane or helicopter but he belongs to very poor family so he could not afford to fulfill his childhood dream. But inspite of this he continued to dream. He was fond of making models of helicopters, aeroplane and missiles for school.
From there one such idea struck in his mind and he started making helicopters, aeroplanes from wreckage. Though it was a tough task and needed lot of hard work but it was nothing in front of his passion. He searched different places for wreckage and started making his dream project i.e : making helicopters and aeroplane. Gradually his work was getting appreciated by local and people from far flung areas. Hotel Raj Golden purchased one of his Aeroplane. Deepak Kumar does painting for him and was working with him from last 16 years. Vijay made an aeroplane which costs Rs 1, 30,000 and it’s height is 32 feet and height 8 feet and it weighs 10 qtls.
He made helicopter length is 23 foot and its weighs 8 qtls and has seats for 5 person. He says,” children of area are keen to watch these models, they come with their parents to take selfie with it and enjoy sitting in it.” He has order of missiles models for local school. He didn’t take any formal training to make it but he follow his passion of making models while watching discovery channel.
He says,” I earn around 100 pounds per month but I save few money for my passion and collect scrap from different places to make my models.” These models are replica of actual aeroplanes and helicopters but it can not fly due to absence of engine and non clearance by govt. authorities. Vijay wants to continue his passion if he gets order consistently.