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Joining THe Seven-Mile High Club

My dear friends in the wild and uninhibited days of aviation some 40 years ago food was great and planes flew with many empty seats. There was also plenty of room even in the economy section. When the lights went out on night flights, it was couples took this opportunity to become intimate. If one did this it was called “Joining The 7-Mile High Club.” I have done this a number of times in my 46 year flying career. The last time was in September of 1990 when I was flying South African Airways business class between Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro. The head stewardess caught us “in the act.” She blurted out: “You must be on your honey moon!”


About tatamkuluafrica

I am a man who has lived n 6 of the 7 continents. I first arrived in Africa on April 18, 1981. Africa has been a part of my life since. I spent 8 months living in a Xhosa village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I was given he nickname Tatamkulu Africa. In Xhosa it means "Grandfather Africa." In April of 1994 I was allowed to vote in the first democratic election in South Africa..I was honored to be part of such a historical moment. It was a beautiful and a magical day.

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