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沈阳美联英语:Air-mazing!开在飞机上的麦当劳

2014-11-27 11:43   类别:语法   来源:   责编:Dong


沈阳美联英语

Forget the drive-thru, now you can eat your Big Mac and fries at an air-mazing McDonald's restaurant on this decommissioned aircraft.

忘掉汽车餐厅吧!现在你可以在这架退役飞机上的麦当劳享用巨无霸和薯条啦!

For the last 24 years the disused DC-3 plane has been parked beside the McDonald's restaurant in Taupo, New Zealand.

过去24年,这架废弃的DC-3飞机一直停在新西兰陶波的一家麦当劳旁边。

The grounded passenger plane, with its refurbished red and silver interior and seating for 20, is very much a part of the restaurant and customers can enjoy their meal within the comfort of the cabin.

这架客机现在是麦当劳的一部分。它的内部被翻新刷了红色和银色,安置了20个座位,人们可以在机舱里享受他们的餐点。

Eileen Byrne, the restaurant's 59-year-old owner, says: 'The site was previously part of a car dealership, and the owner bought a disused DC-3 plane, which sat alongside the building.And when McDonald's purchased the site in 1990, the aeroplane came with it.’

这架麦当劳的主人,59岁的艾琳•伯恩说,“这个地方曾经是一家汽车经销行的,商行老板买下了退役的DC-3飞机,就停在大楼旁。当麦当劳1990年买下这块地时,也就包括了这架飞机。”

The DC-3 plane has been painted in traditional McDonald's colours, with the company's iconic lettering on the exterior, too. Diners can access the plane via a flight of stairs near the tail, and the public must go through the restaurant in order to enter the aircraft.

这架DC-3被粉刷成了麦当劳经典的颜色,外面还标上了麦当劳的标志性字母。就餐者可以从机尾的阶梯上去,穿过餐厅到达飞机。

While the engines have been removed, the plane's propellers are still intact and the cockpit has been left in its original state, much to the delight of diners.

飞机引擎已经被摘去,但螺旋桨还原封不动,而且驾驶员座舱也保持原样,供食客参观。

Eileen said: 'We have a locked clear perspex door, preventing access and to ensure that items, such as the knobs on the joystick, are not 'removed for collection' purposes.However, we are happy to open the cockpit for enthusiasts and to take photos for them.There is a storyboard which explains the plane's history and photographs of her years in service.The plan was, and still is, to keep the appearance of the plane as original as possible.'

艾琳说:“驾驶员座舱的透明玻璃门是上锁的,这是为了防止有的人进来,把控制杆的把手拿回去‘收藏’。但是,我们仍愿意为飞机爱好者打开舱门,并为他们拍照留念。同时,机舱里还有一个故事板,介绍了飞机的历史和她服役那些年的照片。这架飞机曾经是什么样,我们尽可能保证她现在还是什么样。”

The plane, a Douglas DC-3 aircraft, was built in 1943 and was one of three used by New Zealand's South Pacific Airlines from 1961 to 1966.In 1971 it was renamed and used as a top-dressing plane, before being decommissioned in 1984.

这架道格拉斯DC-3飞行器于1943年建造,是1961~1963年新西兰南太平洋航线最早投入使用的三架飞机之一;1971年,她被重新命名,并用作施肥机;最终于1984年退役。

After retiring from the skies the plane was placed in storage, having flown 56,282 hours during its working life.

在经历了56282小时的飞行生涯后,这架退役飞机被妥善保管起来。

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