Greek-designed aircraft takes off in northern area of Florina (video)

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A two-seat airplane made in Florina Prefecture in northern Greece — a labor of love for a retired Greek policeman turned designer — is ready for the market.

This is the third aircraft designed and made by Giorgos Iliopoulos, according to a Athens Macedonian News Agency’s Radio 104.9 report.

The first two were ultra-light, one-seaters and the second in order, Archon (Lord) was successful and was registered in Italy to be manufactured there.

The new model, the Atairon VIP which accommodates two, was constructed in Florina and is ready to go to the production stage.

Iliopoulos — pilot, instructor pilot and head of the Aero Club of Florina — began to collect, data and information on aircraft construction in 1981.

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