N.H. Pilot Builds Airplane In Backyard During Quarantine

EXETER, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Would you get into a homemade airplane that your buddy built in his back yard?

That's a real offer for friends and family of one local pilot, who has been killing time in quarantine by building an airplane from scratch at his home in Exeter.

"Anybody brave enough and willing to go for a ride in the airplane, can," Ben Olech said. "I've completed part of the tail section, and I have the pieces ready to go to start constructing the rudder."

Olech has been flying since he was young. Fast forward 30 years, he's now a commercial airline pilot. In his spare time during the pandemic, Olech has taken up a new hobby; been constructing a two-seater plane, which should take around 900 hours to complete.

"You know the saying; 'How do you eat an elephant? You just do it one piece at a time.' This is the same thing," he said. "You just do it little pieces at a time, and you do it really well."

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports:

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