The Mile High Club has just been one-upped. When porn star and weekend skydiving instructor Alex Torres (a.k.a Voodoo) decided to film himself and Skydive Taft receptionist Hope Howell doing the deed at thousands of feet above ground, it seemed like they had covered all the bases. According to KGET, they filmed the stunt in the very early morning where no one could be disturbed and no public nudity complaints could be thrown their way.
But now the Taft Police Department is involved and this stunt all of a sudden seems a lot less fun. Both the Taft Police and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) are investigating whether the pilot of the plane should get some serious heat for allowing this to happen. While it is technically legal to have sex in a private plane, The Sacramento Bee reports that "FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says any activity that could distract the pilot while he's flying could be a violation of federal regulations." The skydiving sweethearts are reported to having started the act on the plane and then continued once they jumped out in tandem into the air.
NBC adds that Skydive Taft owner David Chrouch has fired Alex Torres but hasn't decided yet if he will fire the company's receptionist, Hope Howell. Authorities have also reported that Torres had the video on his blog but removed it as of Monday. At this time, no criminal charges are pending.
Authorities say Torres had posted the video on his blog but removed it on Monday.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that the couple was "thousands of miles" rather than "feet" up in the air. Which would have made them the first couple to have sex in space.