06/01/2011 10:34 am ET | Updated Nov 16, 2011

Dan Reeves Demolished Basement Wall To Remove Airplane Project

Dan Reeves and his airplane are getting close to the wild blue yonder.

Reeves got his pilot’s license a year ago, and Wednesday he hauled the plane he has been building in his Lower Allen Township basement for the past nine years through a hole in his wall and into the light of day.

"Success," he told the Patriot News, raising his arms, after he and a group of friends pulled the plane up a ramp, onto the sidewalk, then onto a trailer for its trip to Capital City Airport, where he will put on the final touches.