Gabriel Nderitu is not an aerospace engineer He's an IT professional and self-proclaimed innovator, who built his own airplane from scratch. If the plane flies, he'll be the first in his country to successfully build one.

Nderitu will put the two-seater to the test sometime next week, and he's clearly got some last-minute fixes to make. But his success shouldn't be defined by how high or how long his creation can stay in the air. He's already won just for having the determination to build something of his own—especially something as complex as an airplane.

So best of luck to you, Gabriel Nderitu. For my money, you've already reached some pretty impressive heights. [AfriGadget via The Daily What]