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Mimpi Besar Mekanik Kuba Bikin Pesawat Kayu

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Rabu, 24 Feb 2021 20:19 WIB

Kuba - Seorang pensiunan insinyur mesin di Kuba tengah giat membuat impian bersayapnya: pesawat mesin tunggal dengan dua tempat duduk yang terbuat dari kayu.

Adolfo Rivera gets out the wooden, two-seater plane he is building in the garage of his apartment building in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Rivera, a 70-year-old mechanical engineer, and university professor has been making the wooden, two-seater aircraft for eight years now, with government permission and estimates he has spent about 5,500 Euros ($6,660). (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Adolfo Rivera, pensiunan insinyur mesin Kuba, dengan cerdik dan keras membuat pesawat kayu di garasi kecil gudangnya.

Adolfo Rivera gets out the wooden, two-seater plane he is building in the garage of his apartment building in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Rivera, a 70-year-old mechanical engineer, and university professor has been making the wooden, two-seater aircraft for eight years now, with government permission and estimates he has spent about 5,500 Euros ($6,660). (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Selama delapan tahun terakhir, komponen demi komponen ia kerjakan. Insiyur mesin berusia 70 tahun ini membuat impian bersayapnya: pesawat mesin tunggal dengan dua tempat duduk yang terbuat dari kayu.

Adolfo Rivera gets out the wooden, two-seater plane he is building in the garage of his apartment building in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Rivera, a 70-year-old mechanical engineer, and university professor has been making the wooden, two-seater aircraft for eight years now, with government permission and estimates he has spent about 5,500 Euros ($6,660). (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Meskipun krisis ekonomi di Kuba mempengaruhi sulitnya memperoleh kabel baja, roda atau cairan anti rayap, atau komponen lainnya tidak menyurutkan semangat Rivera.

Adolfo Rivera gets out the wooden, two-seater plane he is building in the garage of his apartment building in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Rivera, a 70-year-old mechanical engineer, and university professor has been making the wooden, two-seater aircraft for eight years now, with government permission and estimates he has spent about 5,500 Euros ($6,660). (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Bahkan ia terancam halangan prosedur birokrasi atau prasangka dari kantor-kantor pemerintahan dengan pesawat buatannya itu.

Adolfo Rivera gets out the wooden, two-seater plane he is building in the garage of his apartment building in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Rivera, a 70-year-old mechanical engineer, and university professor has been making the wooden, two-seater aircraft for eight years now, with government permission and estimates he has spent about 5,500 Euros ($6,660). (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Ini adalah upaya kesembilannya dalam membangun sebuah pesawat terbang.

Adolfo Rivera gets out the wooden, two-seater plane he is building in the garage of his apartment building in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Rivera, a 70-year-old mechanical engineer, and university professor has been making the wooden, two-seater aircraft for eight years now, with government permission and estimates he has spent about 5,500 Euros ($6,660). (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Menurut perkiraan Rivera, pesawat kayunya ini telah menghabiskan biaya sekitar 6.600 dolar AS.

Adolfo Rivera gets out the wooden, two-seater plane he is building in the garage of his apartment building in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Rivera, a 70-year-old mechanical engineer, and university professor has been making the wooden, two-seater aircraft for eight years now, with government permission and estimates he has spent about 5,500 Euros ($6,660). (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Pria itu mendapat izin untuk pembangunan dari Civil Aeronautics of Cuba pada Februari 2012, dan selama hampir satu tahun, dia telah memiliki semua prosedur untuk terbang, meskipun pandemi COVID-19 menunda rencananya.

Mimpi Besar Mekanik Kuba Bikin Pesawat Kayu
Mimpi Besar Mekanik Kuba Bikin Pesawat Kayu
Mimpi Besar Mekanik Kuba Bikin Pesawat Kayu
Mimpi Besar Mekanik Kuba Bikin Pesawat Kayu
Mimpi Besar Mekanik Kuba Bikin Pesawat Kayu
Mimpi Besar Mekanik Kuba Bikin Pesawat Kayu
Mimpi Besar Mekanik Kuba Bikin Pesawat Kayu