Pilot Flies 1,000-Mile Round Trip To Pick Up Bottle Of Whiskey

According to reports in the UK, Charles Patter flew a 1,000-mile round trip just to pick up a bottle of his favourite whiskey.

The keen amateur pilot took off from a flying club in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, and touched down at Wick John O’Groats Airport in a four-seater Socata TB10.

Charles Patter

Charles, 67, collected his favourite drink, an Old Pulteney 12-year-old, from the distillery, then headed back home.

He amazed staff at the Pulteney Distillery in Wick, when they learned the sole purpose of his mission was to buy a £33 bottle.

Charles, from Newark, East Midlands, had a trouble-free flight in his Socata TB10, reporting clear skies and smooth conditions all the way.

Old Pulteney 12-year-old

He was treated to a tour of the Inver House-run plant before selecting a bottle of its produce which he stowed in the hold of his plane before taking to the skies for the return flight, arriving back in time to serve up a dram for pre-dinner drinks.

Charles has been a member of North Coates Flying Club for more than 10 years after developing a passion for flying following his retirement.


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