You read that right, Dan Reeves spent the past 9 years building a Van’s RV-7A airplane kit in his basement — “the RV-7A one can take two people as high as 25,000 feet”. Last week, Mr. Reeves “hired a contractor to dig up his yard and knock down the basement wall” to get it out. Video after the break.

To be fair, Dan only really wanted to build the thing, then install a glass floor in the living room so he could admire his handywork from above. Unfortunately his wife nixed that idea, so out it came. Dan turned the event into a local party, and invited the local press along to watch.

[via Dvice]