Coventry Airport isn’t up there on my list of desireable places to eat, but after reading about how a Douglas DC-6 has been converted into a restaurant, I might just be tempted to visit.
The aircraft has been restored to its original 1950s passenger configuration with seating for around 60 diners
And what better use of an old aircraft that hasn’t flown for almost four years than to refurbish it so that diners can call upon waiting staff by using the buttons above their seats.
I can’t imagine that the dining concept would appeal to anyone other than aircraft enthusiasts, like myself, but as a novelty is might be a fun place to take the kids during the summer break.
Chef Tony Caunce has designed a menu offering such dishes as Bomber T-bone steak, Vampire gammon, 8oz Rapide steak or even a Meteor marinade fillet.
Caunce said: “Some people have come just because it is a plane and they want to experience something different.
“It used to provide people with sheer luxury compared to what you get today. It was an incredibly well engineered plane, which is why it was still flying until recently.”
The aircraft, a former freighter, registered G-SIXC is owned by Skypartners, and is part of the Airbas exhibition where more than 30 Air Atlantique planes are on display.
To make a reservation for lunch or dinner at the DC-6 Diner call 02476 882 604.
Flightglobal Archive: See information and cutaway drawing of the DC-6