Does your commute to and from work each day leave you frazzled? Do you ever wish you could just fly to the other side of town and skip over all the congestion and bumper-to-bumper traffic? Well, Frantisek Hadrava, a locksmith from a small village in the Czech Republic, turned this wish into reality by building his own personal aircraft for his routine commute.
It took Hadrava two years to build his beloved Vampira, an ultralight airplane this is built with a wood frame. It is quite similar to the Minimax Ultralight aircraft, except the Vampira has no cover over the cockpit, leaving the pilot exposed to the elements.
Most people are surprised to learn the Vampira is actually fuel efficient, saving precious time and money. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Aircrafts go through rigorous tests to be able to fly within local zones and the pilot must be certified to fly through the federal aviation department. Parking is no doubt an issue since most cities wouldn’t be able to accommodate even the smallest of planes.