In 18 months Illith Ongagna with the help of secondary school students from Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of Congo built a flight simulator made out of recycled materials. This innovation could put Brazzaville on the map for civil aviation. Illith dreams to eventually build drones and passenger aircraft that is capable of carrying thousands of passengers across Africa.
According to Africa News, Illith expressed that, “It’s hard to imagine that there are Africans who are flying planes. It still sounds like a myth. It’s a concept that should no longer exist. So the best way to do that is to provide people with the platforms that will allow them to come around an airplane. The ideal thing to do is to build a flight simulator because it’s cheaper than a real aircraft which allows everyone, regardless of their social level, an experience to fly a plane.”