DailyMail: It’s Jalfreasyjet! Indian Restaurant Boss Who Dreams of Being a Pilot Buys His Own Private Aeroplane and Pays For It In CURRY

An Indian restaurant boss who dreams of becoming a pilot has bought his own private aeroplane by paying for it with 500 curries and 1,000 poppadoms.

Shajahan Chowdhury, of Keighley, West Yorkshire, swapped the food for the shell of a 49ft Hawker Siddeley HS125 jet which he now plans to turn into a restaurant.

Aviation salvage company GJD Aerotech were happy to swap the ex-charter jet for 150 vindaloos, 150 Bombay Aloos, 100 onion bhajis and the poppadoms.

A promise of a further 200 tasty treats from Mr Chowdhury – who said he has cooked for the likes of Cliff Richard and the Spice Girls in the past – will follow on request.

Mr Chowdhury, 47, who is originally from Bangladesh, yearned to be a pilot when he was a young boy – and is hoping to revamp the plane so it looks like a private jet…Full article.