A city Indian restaurant is set to become the first in the world to use a DRONE to deliver its takeaway curries.
The Don owner Aki Rahman has applied for a Civil Aviation Authority licence to fly his Phantom 3 all over MK to deposit customers’ dinners on their doorsteps.
“I’m determined to beat Google and Amazon and be the first to use delivery drones,” he said.
Mr Aki has found a thermal takeaway bag to fit securely on the bottom rails of the drone and has practised landing so softly that even the lightest poppadom stays intact.
“We’ve done a trial run to my grandmother’s house and it all went well,” he said.
The progress of the curry-drone will be tracked back at The Don restaurant and a specialist camera will even film its progress.
Enterprising Mr Aki plans to offer customers a copy of the film showing how their meal travelled to them.
He is keeping his fingers crossed that the CAA will grant him permission to fly over built-up areas where power lines can pose a problem.