Story of manufacturing helicopter after getting inspiration from James Bond movie
Residents of Arbab Lundi area, located on the outskirts of Peshawar, Qazi Brothers fulfilled the dream that they saw after watching a James Bond movie at a cinema in the metropolis in 1978. Qazi Farhad and Qazir Sajjad got inspiration from the movie for constructing a flying machine.
By the passage of time, they started collecting the goods and technology required to make a flying machine. They also watched tons of videos to learn how the machine is made and how it works. They imparted the art to their children as well.
Then there came a day when the Qazi family realized their dream by developing and flying an ultra-light helicopter after spending lacs of rupees on it.
The government of former president general (retd) Pervez Musharraf had granted Tamgha e Imtiaz to Qazi Farhad in 2003 for his achievements. After passing away of Farhad, his brothers Qazi Sajjad and Qazi Tufail look after the business. One of the family members, Qazi Asghar has been serving in the police department for the last 18 years and is a drone instructor for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police as he is an expert drone-maker.
At least 18 members of the Qazi family after getting formal training have constructed micro-light plans, brag light planes, drones and other technology. They also exported the planes. They prepared several models of helicopters at their homes, before manufacturing and flying the real one in a small field. The Qazi brothers aid they had taken training of flying helicopters from Europe, for which they were granted a license too.
They said that they were in the business of manufacturing the planes since 1978. They first built a heavy copter then they decided to turn it into ultra-light helicopter. They had to sell their properties to achieve this. Their entire house is decorated with hand-made helicopter wings and other parts.
The Qazi family, which also runs a club called Ababil in Nowshera, Adzakhel, has trained many boys and girls in making and flying machines here. Qazi Zafar, a member of the Qazi family, runs his own club in Malaysia. The Qazi brothers have opened two regular workshops for making helicopter.
In the past, the Qazi Brothers have offered their services to the Pakistan Air Force and even built small aircraft for them.
According to the Qazi brothers, they had suggested to the government to spray in other areas of Peshawar using their aircrafts during the pandemic, but they did not get any response.