First Helicopter Made In Haiti by 3 Haitian Kids - It Can Fly!
True story from Hinche Haiti - Three Haitian brothers with no experience build a life size helicopter... The first Helicopter made in Haiti... and yes, they made it fly... do you believe this... Their chopper can fly... Total cost: $45,000 Haitian Dollars.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am so proud right now and unfortunately, I am unable to put all my emotions in this page.
Not only because the idea of a Helicopter made in Haiti is beyond belief... but also because... The first Helicopter made Haiti was made in my hometown of Hinche Haiti... by 3 Haitian kids with no experience... WOW...
Let me share with you a clip for the article "The Haitian brothers who want to fly" published by Inside Disaster.com:
Depending on who you listen to, you can hear many defamatory descriptions of Haitian youth. Yes, it is true you'll find some of them walking the streets all day long, playing cards or dominoes, basketball or football. But these three brothers decided to show a different side of the youth....
... The brothers spent months performing in the city of Hinche, as well as in Port-au-Prince, because they were trying to save $45.000 Haitian dollars they needed to realize their dream: building this model helicopter...
... When they were kids, they were fascinated with the "ti totè", a local slang for helicopters...
... So they have been searching about helicopters for years before they finally figured out the mechanics of what makes helicopters fly....
... They began building the chopper in March 2007, and finished it in March 2008. The two participated in a local competition with their helicopter where they made it fly for several minutes, and won the first prize...
You want to hear the best part?
They don't want to sell it, not even for $13,000 US...
They want something more... Training and continued education... and they want the first Helicopter made in Haiti to become a part of Haiti's national heritage.
Oh boy! I have tears in my eyes as I write this...
Wow... What a story!
You heard about The Wright brothers, the two Americans who are generally credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane.
I don't care about the right now!
Many years ago a Haitian man told me some discouraging words. he said jokingly:
"Depi 1804 Haitien ap fe Ganmel, jiska prezan si yo pa mete yon wosh pou kore-l li pap chita dwat"
You know something Mr. Haitian man....
All that is about to change, I believe that now. no one can stop a group of Haitian people who are thirsty for knowledge.
Now the original article did not give the names of these 3 brothers!
Can somebody please tell me the name of these young Haitian inventors so I can update this article. And please email me some pictures if you have any.
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