Latvia's frequent flyer

  • 1999-03-25
  • Katya Cengel
After turning his hobby into a business, Tahirs Ismailovs has taken to the streets of Latvia to sell flights of fancy, as Katya Cengel reports.For six years, 46-year-old Tahirs Ismailovs has been making a living selling toy planes. On clear winter days, he can be found in Riga's Old Town teaching children how to shoot little wooden aircraft with a rubber band. In summer he packs his creations into his briefcase, which also serves as a display table, and heads to the beach town of Jurmala.Ismailovs' light wooden models are the size of a paper plane but are capable of all sorts of stunts, suc...
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