DC-6 Diner: the plane themed restaurant that’s taking off in the UK

Visitors at Coventry airport in the UK's west midlands can enjoy a novel in-flight dining experience without ever leaving the ground.

The dining experience on board a former Air Atlantique passenger jet is designed to appeal equally to plane spotters and passers by – capturing the imagination of 1950s air travel.

If you’re ever passing through Coventry in the UK’s West Midlands, a locally-based airline is offering visitors a novel in-flight dining experience without ever leaving the ground.

A classic, piston-driven passenger airliner has been given a new lease of life as a trendy, 40-seater sit-down eating establishment.

DC-6 Diner recently opened its cabin doors and offers up to 40 paying guests an experience that harks back to a “golden age” of travel.

The Douglas DC-6 plane – which has not flown for about three and a half years – has had an interior makeover, with the cabin restored to how it would have looked in its heyday as a passenger plane in the 50s.

There is no meals on wheels service, but diners can flag the attention of waiting staff by pressing a call button above their heads and order dishes named after classic military aircraft – from Vampire gammon to Meteor marinade fillet and Rapide steak.

There’s even an onboard cocktail bar.

The new attraction is part of the airport’s Airbase exhibition at Coventry Airport.

DC-6 Diner is not the only plane restaurant on the scene in Europe. At Zürich airport, guests can dine under the wings of a Russian, Ilyushin 14 plane, at Runway 34 and enjoy international cuisine served up by pilots and flight attendants in costume.

What others have said

  1. David,Are you saying that a drvier should be hit with 4 degrees of shaft lean or hit with 4 a degree down angle of attack? Unfortunately, the golfer has the option of doing many things effectively or ineffectively. Whatever they choose to do will create some shape of a D Plane. However, all else being equal, the more down the angle of attack the more to the right the actual 3d direction of the club at impact. The clubs don’t make the angle of attack but certainly encourage one based on vertical swing plane and ball position. It’s the reason that many people over draw their punch shots. They return the face to the same place as normal but hit down on the ball more, which pushes the actual path more right than their normal shot, so they end up with a/more draw.Basically, the more the ball is hit with a downward strike the more down and to the right the bottom vector of the d plane will point, relative to the direction of the swing. The clubface normal, or 3d direction of the clubface is pretty easy to understand because it basically is determined by looking at the face with a . It’s the bottom vector that can be the most difficult to conceptualize. It is determined by the Vertical Swing Plane, Angle of Attack and Horizontal Swing Plane(all trackman terms). The combination of these three things will determine the actual 3d direction of the club’s path. It’s this path that is the bottom vector direction.One of the main important points is that in order to hit a straight shot at the target with an iron, the golfer needs to have a . That way when the ball is hit on the way down, that direction(hitting down produces a 3d path to the right of the plane line) combined with a clubface at the target can produce an actual straight shot from a centered hit.The opposite would be true for a player hitting up on their drvier. Swing to the right so 3d path is left at target.Hope this answers your question. Pretty involved to describe all possible outcomes of how golfer, club and ball could interact.

  2. I was a captain trainee on this aircraft in May and June 1966 in Taipei, Taiwan,
    when it was B-1006 and owned by Civil Air
    Transport (CAT).

    It would be nice to see her again.

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