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472307 Thumbnail400Australia’s Bayside Bulletin has a story about a fellow who built his own jet – “MT Cotton’s John Gross has flown into the history books in his homemade jet plane. After seven years building the three-quarter-scale Grumann Panther in his backyard shed, John took to the skies this month at the Kingaroy Aerodrome. It is Australia’s first home-build jet and the first light jet plane built by an individual in the world. “ [via] – Link.

Hopefully we can get a hold of him and cook up a how to for MAKE.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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