Let’s show the chip fat plan some love and power a plane

Mutiny Festival 2017 Picture: Paul Windsor

Keep children safe – but beware the nanny state

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On Thursday, the UK’s first commercial flight will take off powered, in part, by biofuel.

Some reckon that using old cooking oil could be the answer to our fuel prayers. But green campaigners (with typical scorn) have pointed out that it doesn’t come without issues. Having dismissed this as a PR stunt, they argue that we should just stop flying. Yeah, right.

Friends of the Earth say each passenger on this particular flight would need to save their own chip fat oil for 100 years to power the complete plane. But surely that depends on how many chips you eat?

I’m game for a challenge – especially when it involves chips. Anyone fancy chartering a jumbo from Southampton and seeing how far we can get?