On a humorous note, the Airliner Blog has noted that the UK Civil Aviation Authority has refused to recertify Mile High Flight over fears that distracted pilots could cause a crash! The Gloucestershire (UK) based air charter company was founded in 2008 by Mike Crisp and operates Cessna C208 Caravan airplanes that are outfitted with a queen size bed in the rear of the aircraft for the use of its passengers.
However, the Airline Blog reported that Mike doesn’t plan to give up that easily because he has invested more than US$15,000 in equipping the aircraft with the appropriate fire-retardant sheets, upholstery and bedding. Moreover:
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.
In other words, Mike probably makes a fair amount of money from his unique aviation “service” but as the blogger behind the Airliner Blog noted:
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?
Hence, we would like to ask you what you think about the decision by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Moreover, do you think a Cessna is a bit small for a “mile high” type of operation and might there be a better aircraft to use?