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If you were planning to join or re-affirm your membership to the Mile High Club using UK’s Mile High Flights, then you are out of luck. UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), equivalent of  FAA, has refused to re-certify Mile High Flights, over fears distracted pilots could crash.  Mile High Flights is a Gloucestershire (UK) based air charter company that allowed passenger to have sex while in-flight on its Cessna C208 Caravan airplanes. The aircrafts are fitted with a queen size bed in the rear of the aircraft. The company was started in 2008 by Mike Crisp



Mike Crisp doesn’t plan to give up that easy as claims he has invested more than $15,000 in equipping the aircraft with fire-retardant sheets, upholstery and bedding.

Mike Crisp who founded the company in 2008, reported “I’m not giving up on what was a popular business idea because someone at the CAA doesn’t like the sound of what goes on in our plane.

“Joining the Mile High Club is something a lot of couples dream of and we were providing the chance to fulfill that particular fantasy. In our two years trading we had people from all walks of life wanting to join the club, from 21st birthday flights to 60th birthday ones.” (Source: avstop.com)

The company offers its passengers the option of two flight packages, “The Big One” at $854 (£640) for a 40 minute flight and the “VIP” for a 60 minute flight. In addition for a third person to travel along there is an additional passenger charge of $166.  

Mile High Flights reports on their website that the fight time “will provide you and your partner ample time to indulge in your ultimate fantasies and experience an adventure fit for Hollywood.” The site also states once you arrive that the airport (Staverton) you will be greeted by the pilot who will answers questions, assist with boarding and provide safety instructions before takeoff. Once on aboard, the passengers are provided with chilled champagne and strawberries, an aphrodisiac. When airborne the pilot will inform the passengers when it is safe to engage in sex.


What is Mile High Club?

The Mile High Club (or MHC) is a slang term applied collectively to individuals who have sex while on board an aircraft in flight. There is no known formally constituted club so named. However, since “membership” of the “club” is really a matter of an individual asserting they have qualified, the qualifications for membership are open to some interpretation.

Or an alternate definition – the term “Mile High Club” refers to two or more people engaging in sexual activity (sexual intercourse) at an altitude of no less than 5,280 ft (a mile high above the earth) in an airplane.


Why would someone like to join this Club?

  •  Bragging rights
  •  Vibration of the plane for easier arousal
  •  Fantasy of being a pilot or flight attendants
  •  Plane/Metal Fetish
  •  Taboo/Thrill

 

 

I would normally be OK with charter sex flights, but this time I agree with CAA. Cessna is a little too small for the sex act as the cockpit is right next to the make-shift bed. There is no way that a pilot will not get distracted with the sounds, visuals and movement! What do you think?

(from Mizozo.com)

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Lucie R, 47-year old Air France flight attendant dubbed as “Mile High Pickpocket“, is facing ten years in prison after admitting stealing from business class passengers as they slept on long-haul flights typically on flight from France to far east countries. She was finally arrested when she got off a Tokyo to Paris flight at 4.30am (local time)  last Friday.

‘It would all go missing on the routes she was working on,’ said a source close to investigators, who looked at 142 flights taken by the woman, who is married with children.

‘She knew that many of the passengers would fall asleep following a large meal and lots of alcohol.

‘This is the time that she would start rifling through their property, helping herself to whatever she could find.’

[Daily Mail]

 

She would steal credit cards, designer jewellery and cash as the passengers would fall asleep after having alcohol and big meal. The racket seemed to have been successful for her as despite her $61,000 annual salary, she would  regularly turned up for work in a top-of-the-range sports car and was buying plush apartments close to the airports where she worked.

Have you guys ever had any theft on flights? I have never seen or heard one before!

[Mizozo.com]

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United Flight 935 (Boeing 777) with 196 passengers, 12 crew and 3 pilots, was flying from Heathrow (London UK) to Los Angeles (USA) over the Atlantic Ocean when it hit turbulence. The turbulence resulted in 4 passengers suffering with fractured bones and 1 flight attendant spraining her ankle. The seat belt sign was off when the plane hit the bump that resulted in the rapid altitude loss. Since the sign was off, there were passengers walking in the aisles resulting in the injuries.

The flight ended up landing at Montreal (Canada) around 1:15 p.m. and aircraft was taken out of service. United Airlines provided another aircraft from passengers to be flown from Montreal to Los Angeles.

So, please whenever you are flying keep the seat belts on!

Mizozo.com

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Three weeks back Keith Wilson King, 61,was noticed by an officer picking up a random bag at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport. He was given a citation but then he returned back. He was arrested and a search at his home found 1000+ bags with identification tags, the owners’ names erased from the bag.

From mizozo.com

Keith Wilson and his wife, Stacy Lynne Legg-King, 38, were arrested Monday, and each was booked into jail on charges of theft of property and possession of stolen property.

From www.azcentral.com

Detectives uncovered nearly 1,000 pieces of stolen luggage Tuesday while serving a search warrant at a home in the northwest Valley, linking the items to Keith King, who’s accused of plucking the bags off airport

baggage carousels. Police officers arrested King three weeks ago at the airport after an officer noticed him grabbing a random bag off one of the carousels. He was given a misdemeanor-theft citation and released, though police said he returned to the airport days later.

King, 61, was shown on a surveillance video parking in an airport garage and walking to the baggage-claim area to steal luggage, said Officer James Holmes, a Phoenix police spokesman.

King and his wife, Stacy Legg King, 38, were arrested Monday at their home near Northern and 175th avenues. They were booked on suspicion of theft and possession of stolen property – leaving detectives to try and track the missing items, which could include electronics and clothes, among other things.

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Air France flight AF447 that took off with 228 (216 passengers and 12 crew members) from Brazil’s Rio de Janerio to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport went missing after around 3.5 hours of flight time.

From Mizozo.com

The flight lost contact at around 10:30 pm local time after being in flight for around 3.5 hours.

Update – This flight is supposed to have “crossed through a thunderous zone with strong turbulence” And the last message recieved was “signalling electrical circuit malfunction

French minister Jean-Louis Borloo said the plane had probably had an
accident and ruled out hijacking. He said: “By now it would be beyond
its kerosene reserves so unfortunately we must now envisage the most
tragic scenario.”

With French president Nicolas Sarkozy
expressing his concern at the incident, Air France spokeswoman Brigitte
Barrand said: “We share the emotion and worry of the families
concerned.”

The airplane is an Airbus A330. Brazil has launched two rescue planes to look for the airplane but the search site is close to three times the size of Europe.

Hopefully they will find something soon.

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Yesterday night around 10:20 pm a Continental Connection Flight 3407, operated by Colgan Air, lost altitude while landing into Buffalo NY and crashed into a house outside Buffalo. The crash caused a huge fire, causing 50 deaths (including all passengers & crew on-board and 1 person in the house).

This is the first fatal incidence for a commercial aircraft for USA in the last 2.5 years.

One of the passengers on board was the widow of a person who died in 9/11/2001 attacks – Beverly Eckert who was heading to Buffalo to celebrate her husband’s 58th birthday.

From Mizozo.com

In the nation’s first fatal commercial plane crash after 2.5 years, a Continental Connection Flight 3407 (Dash-8), operated by Colgan Air, lost altitude while landing at Buffalo NY and crashed into a suburban home out side Buffalo. The crash resulted in 50 deaths (49 on the plane and 1 in the house). The Dash-8 turboprop went down around 10:20pm EST on Thursday. There was some light snow and fog at that time.

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It is a scary video, but this is probably what happened with the US Airways flight 1549 that crash landed in the Hudson River –

Details from youtube –
Wide Body, Blade-Out Jet Engine Test
Short video showing what
happens when a foreign object such as a large bird is ingested in a jet
engine. You don’t want to be onboard!!!!
The joke during training
was that you could ingest a 5 lb. bird at 250 kts………. or a 250 lb
bird at 5 kts. They actually have a “chicken gun” they use to fire the
chickens into the engines for these tests.

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