A company has offered couples private airplane rides to join the 'Mile High Club' for just 425 dollars.
Dave MacDonald, who operates Flamingo Air, has helped thousands of amorous couples join the club in the back of his cramped Piper Cherokee airplane in the skies above Cincinnati, Ohio. This is the only service in the country offering discreet flights to allow couples to fulfil their fantasy of having sex in an airplane.
A thin curtain is all the separates the customers "getting it on" in the cabin and MacDonald, who is flying the airplane. "Thank God we wear headsets," the Daily Mail quoted MacDonald as telling WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. "What goes on behind the curtain is no concern of ours. It is a matter of professionalism, our customers expect that. If I ever wrote a book it would be great," he said.
Discretion is one of the selling points Flamingo Air uses as a selling point for its sex flight charters. As such, MacDonald, who founded the company with his wife, was short on salacious details about past flights. "I have had a high heel in my ear once, been shot in the back of the head with a champagne cork," he said.
Many passengers dress for the occasion and it's common for the ladies to wear coats to board the plane and have nothing on underneath. Paying to have sex in the back of a small turbo prop plane isn't the normal image of a couple reaching the "Mile High Club". Normally, it involves sexual activity in the cramped bathroom of a commercial airliner.
However, for the couples who would just as soon avoid the risk of being caught or the awkwardness of making love in a lavatory, Flamingo Air offers a cushioned loved seat in a private airplane for 425 dollars an hour. The flight, as the company advertises, includes a champagne, chocolates and "one very discreet pilot". About 90 percent of the people who book the flights are women, hoping to bring a spark or a little adventure back into their relationships. Some are even trying to save their marriages.
The service has attracted a wide array of people. Customers have included a man celebrating his 80th birthday and even a blind date. "That was real interesting," MacDonald said. The flight can be a relationship killer, too. At least five men have refused to go after their wives booked the trip -- and those marriages ultimately ended in divorce. One couple even conceived a child aboard the plane.