vusimuzi mbatha

South African man’s dream of flight comes true

Vusimuzi Mbatha wanted to fly in a helicopter so badly, he built himself a craft out of scrap metal and recycled material. His story impressed Bidvest Protea Coin to help make his dream a reality. The company gave him a personalised flight uniform and took him for a flip.

Jobless South African man builds helicopter

Vusimuzi Mbatha saw a police helicopter during a strike on the platinum belt in North West. It inspired him and he dreamt of flying his own aircraft one day. The dream was so strong, that he built himself a helicopter out of spare parts and scrap metal.