Monday, February 3, 2014

Tikno Handoko’s Lightning

Tikno’s plane didn’t fly off into the horizon when it left the build center.  This Lightning was disassembled and loaded into a shipping container with tool and materials needed for final build.  The engine was crated separately.  Then all was trucked to Long Beach harbor where the shipping container was place aboard a ship to be taken across the Pacific and finally delivered to Jakarta, Indonesia.  Tikno, his son, Martin and Ernie Pritchard did final assembly.  Ernie did first flight and trained Martin to fly the Lightning. The photo below is our first look at the completed plane.

Next time you’re in Jakarta and hear the familiar sound of a lightning; know that Martin is overhead.