A move to build the Sierra Leone first helicopter has been launched in Freetown.
The Sierra Eagle helicopter project was launched by Claudius Malama Thomas on Monday at the headquarters of the Sierra Leone News Agency.
He said he had decided to joint the project when he saw a “talented Sierra Leonean flying a power Gilder along Goderich village and its surroundings”.
He then decided to see the inventor Francis Tucker to know how they could development his talent.
He said all Sierra Leoneans should be proud of the Francis Tucker who aims to build the Sierra Eagle helicopter.
Mr Tucker said he needed Le 50 million to build the helicopter. He said he had discovered his talent in 1991. He then carried out a research for about a month which led him to design and construct a miniature helicopter. He said his genius was appreciated to the extent that he was recommended to the minister of defence who linked him up with the presidential pilot.