FENLAND: Man ditches the frying pan and travels by helicopter to one of his favourite cafes

FORGET the frying pan - when John Blake wanted a full English breakfast he simply took off in a helicopter landing near to one of his favourite cafes. John and two friends took off from his garden in Squires Drove, Three Holes, and in minutes were tucking

FORGET the frying pan - when John Blake wanted a full English breakfast he simply took off in a helicopter landing near to one of his favourite cafes.

John and two friends took off from his garden in Squires Drove, Three Holes, and in minutes were tucking into a slap-up breakfast at the Skylark Garden Centre cafe in Wimblington.

Helicopter owner Paul Phillips from Nuneaton had been visiting John when they decided they were hungry.

John said: "It just seemed like a good idea. We were hungry and you are well looked after at Skylark and the breakfasts are good."


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Bart Woodbine store manager at Skylark said: "They rang and asked if it was okay if they came by helicopter. We have had motorbikes and a horse and carriage but not a helicopter."

Mr Woodbine said the helicopter had to land nearby as there is sheep pen close to the café and the animals would have been frightened.

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He said: "We did have some bemused staff and dog walkers though when they saw the helicopter coming into land.

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