Man with dream to fly has wish granted
Rustenburg - For many people, having a wish to fly in a helicopter stops at the day dream.
For Vusimuzi Mbatha, his wish never stopped at all. Mr. Mbatha took his desire to fly in a helicopter to new heights when he built his own chopper out of scrap metal and everyday junk.
Mr. Mbatha built his near-replica helicopter model over the course of a year. He said his inspiration came from a dream he had in January last year. In his dream, Mr. Mbatha said he saw himself flying the helicopter.
So vivid was the dream that Mr. Mbatha began to collect recycled materials and buy small parts for the carcass of the craft.
When word got out of Mr. Mbatha's creation, Bidvest Protea Coin reached out to turn his dream into a reality.
Yesterday (Wednesday), the company fetched him from his home town and for 10 glorious minutes, flew Mr. Mbatha in a helicopter over Rustenburg.
It was a flight that Mr. Mbatha said he would never forget.