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“Our small aviation keeps on dreamers”: Twitter user sells airplanes restored by her father in social networks

A resident of Khabarovsk is looking for light aircraft, repairing them and even assembles himself according to the drawings. Users of social networks attracted an unusual hobby.

On January 21, a resident of Khabarovsk named Svetlana tweeted an unusual announcement about the sale. She offered subscribers a few light aircraft repaired by her father, Anatoly Danilov. According to her, this is a hobby. “This hasn’t been suggested to you on Twitter yet,” the girl noted.

Tweet became viral, and in the comments began to be interested in buying a small aircraft. 

In the list for sale – three aircraft from 1.5 to 3 million rubles. All of them are made by American companies Cessna and Stinson. Anatoly is looking for them in the US in the secondary market, brings them to Russia and repairs them.  “I buy only American planes – they were and are the best and most reliable. The secondary market in the USA is very developed, and the price range is very large. We are poor people, so we are looking for cheaper. Or with minor damage. Repair in the USA is very expensive and, often, it is more profitable for the owner to sell than to repair. ”

On the repaired aircraft Anatoly flies himself. On Twitter, his daughter noted that the finished ships are now being sold, because her father’s hobby is primarily repair.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I know – there are many people who dream of becoming an airplane pilot. It is customary to think that it is incredibly expensive and impossible, but it is not. It is expensive, but possible. I know people who take “Lexus” on credit. Such a small plane is no more expensive than a new car.[/perfectpullquote] [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Learning to be a pilot in Russia is also possible, and my father is an example. He is not a businessman or a billionaire. He is an ordinary person, with an ordinary job, who wanted more than anything else in the sky. He went to this for a long time, everyone said that he would fail. But he could.[/perfectpullquote]
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According to his daughter, Anatoly received a pilot certificate after 50 years. Danilov,

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Always wanted to have your own plane, from childhood. The first built in the first class. Then in the eighth. And then for many years he built communism behind the fence of his house. But the dream did not let go, and already in more than 40 years I returned to her. And I do not regret. It is just a miracle to build airplanes. An even greater miracle is to be able to manage them![/perfectpullquote]
Anatoly Danilov
Svetlana’s father

Svetlana showed on Twitter a video of a flight on one of the airplanes over Amur. According to her, she did not expect such a resonance when she wrote the announcement of the sale: “I posted the ad on Twitter just at random! There is still live communication and people actually read their tape. Even if the airplanes are not selling here, but I consider my father a genius and I want the world to know about him. ”

The girl admitted that people began to write to her about the planes. But while she does not know, whether it will turn out to sell them.

In recent years, many media outlets have written that the development of small aircraft in Russia lags far behind Europe and the United States. In early 2019, the owners of light aircraft and helicopters began to seek government support in the amount of more than 10 billion rubles from the government.

Svetlana agrees that something must be done with the industry: “It is not something that is not developed. With us, the state buries small aircraft as much as it can, with all its might. Be a little bit easier! But no, it is constantly trying to complicate. We have, in principle, all small aircraft only on fans and dreamers kept “.


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