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Man builds plane in garden shed

According to the Irish examier

NOT everyone can say they built a light aircraft in their garden shed, but that’s exactly what a man from East Cork has done.

You could say it was like putting together an Airfix kit for grown-ups.

It took 51-year-old Peter Sheehy a little over a year to complete and now he can’t wait to get up in the air.

However, before he could achieve his dream, the aircraft had to pass stringent regulations.

Last weekend Peter, who lives in Shanagarry, transported the plane – known as a X Air Hawk – up to Granard, Co Longford, where an aircraft engineer passed it with, pardon the pun, flying colours.

It now has to be flight-tested and, once that is completed, Peter is hoping to take it on a maiden flight to France at the end of next month.

By Andrew Wilcox

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Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds.

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