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Erika Owen
August 29, 2016

Getting to and from work is generally not the most fun of tasks. Unless you're locksmith Frantisek Hadrava.

His job at a factory near his home is only a 14-minute drive away, but Hadrava has found an even better way to arrive to his 6a.m. shift: with a quick airplane ride.

And not just any airplane: The pilot flies in a hand-built Vampira, a lightweight airplane that can reach speeds of 91 mph.

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Flying directly from home to work would take the 45-year-old between four and five minutes. Out of respect for the early hour and the village's sleeping citizens, he prefers the long way, which clocks in around seven minutes.

Parking may be the toughest manuever, but he's made that easier by landing in a nearby meadow and pulling the plane by car to the factory parking lot. Hadrava's Vampira takes up four spaces—or about the same number a bad parker would on a bad day.

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Matej Divizna/Getty Images

According to Reuters, Hadrava spent about $4,200 to make his dream a reality.

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Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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