6 Jun 2019

Captain Andy Thomson

To help get you in the spirit for hosting Life Saving Tea Parties this summer, we’ve sat a few members of our crew down for a cup of tea and asked the burning questions we know you have always wanted to – that is, about their preferences when it comes to tea, coffee and cake.

Cake enthusiast and pilot Captain Andy Thomson explains why he enjoys flying with our charity and if he were a biscuit, what he'd be.

What is your favourite thing about working here?

It’s an amazing city to fly around, I feel very privileged working with the great team we have, and the job can be incredibly rewarding. 

What is your cake of choice?

When it comes to cake I like lots of choices. But this week I’d probably say a New York baked cheesecake.

How do you take your tea?

With cake.

Scone (as in gone) or scone (as in cone)?

Scones. Plural. And rhymes with cones. 

Water before milk or milk before water?

Are we talking about tea? Boiling water first. Let it sit for a minute or two while you get some cake. Then add milk. 

Cream before jam or jam before cream?

If I make it myself I like to trowel on the cream like a Yorkshire brick layer building a wall. Then add a giant dollop of jam. 

If someone else makes it I don’t mind if they plop the cream on top. As long as they don’t scrimp. 

What’s your favourite sandwich filling?

Ice-cream. We had one yesterday in the park. I forgot how good they are. 

If you were a biscuit, what would you be and why?

Cookie. You float in your tea if you get dropped.

If you could have a cup of tea with anybody, who would you like to have a cup of tea with?

The Queen. I’ve not met her yet but she waved once. 

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