Mile High `love` flights grounded in UK

Authorities ruled the in-flight action was too distracting for its pilots.

Last Updated: Jan 02, 2011, 19:35 PM IST

London: An airline, which gives couples
the chance to make love in the clouds for 640 pounds, has been
barred from operating its flights, after authorities ruled the
in-flight action was "too distracting" for its pilots.

Mile High Flights, based in Gloucestershire, which was
operating for the past two years, has now been refused a new
licence by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK, the `Daily
Express` reported.

The company has helped dozens of adventurous couples
join the club in a specially created boudoir in its Cessna
Grand Caravan plane.

Mike Crisp, 36, who launched the firm in 2008, said:
"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 fulfil
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.

"It is a shame we`ve had to stop because of some
prudish snobbery on the part of the CAA."

PTI