The awesome Mil V-12 flying hotel


Regular Member
Apr 19, 2009
Wow, the flying hotel and largest helicopter in the world, Cool! The Hotelicopter is modeled on the Soviet-made Mil V-12, of which there were only two prototypes ever made. The Hotelicopter Company purchased one of these prototypes from the Mikhail Leontyevich Mil helicopter plant in Panki-Tomilino, Russia in 2004 and have since then, been engineering the world's first flying hotel.
Here it is finally revealed to the world.

"The Hotelicopter features 18 luxuriously-appointed rooms for adrenaline junkies seeking a truly unique and memorable travel experience.
Each soundproofed room is equipped with a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless internet access, and all the luxurious appointments you'd expect from a flying five star hotel. Room service is available one hour after liftoff and prior to landing." The Hotelicopter is due to fly maiden journey this summer(June 26th) with an undisclosed price...

If you're interested there are three flying tours planned.
1/ Inaugural Summer Tour - 14 days (Friday, June 26th, 2009 - Friday, July 10th, 2009)
2/ California Tour - 14 days (Friday, July 17th, 2009 to Friday, July 24rd, 2009)
3/ Bay/Jamaica, European Tour - 16 days (Friday, July 31st, 2009 to Sunday, August 16th, 2009)

Check out the specs.
Dimensions Length: 42 m (137 ft)
Height: 28m (91 ft)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 105850 kg (232,870 lb)
Maximum speed: 255 km/h (137 kt) (158 miles/h)
Cruising speed: 237 km/h (127 kt) (147 miles/h)
Original Mi Range: 515 km (320 mi)
Our augmented Mi Range - 1,296 km (700 mi)



Regular Member
Apr 20, 2009
Wow. Now that's a hotel u just have to stay in! You don't have to keep booking different hotels as you travel!


Regular Member
Apr 19, 2009
A hoax Su? Now would Sailor serve up a hoax? Come on?

It was in fact an April Fool's joke
Millions of web users have fallen for an elaborate April Fool's Day hoax featuring video footage of the world's first flying hotel in a converted helicopter.

01 Apr 2009
Hotelicopter: Millions of web users fall for 'hotelicopter' April Fool
Artists impression of the Hotelicopter a flying 5 star hotel which has appeared on the internet in what might be the most elaborate aviation hoax ever Photo: SWNS

A viral email clip appears to show a Russian-made Mil V-12 being used as the first-ever flying 'hotelicopter'.

The spoof advertisement shows the aircraft flying with the strapline: "For the first time in aviation history, the luxury of a five-star hotel room can finally take flight. Experience the luxury, elevate your stay – Hotelicopter."

According to its makers, the 137 ft (42m) hotelicopter was said to have 18 luxurious rooms "for adrenalin junkies seeking a truly unique and memorable travel experience".

The clip became an overnight internet sensation after it was posted online last Thursday by an 'expert' calling himself Alvin Farley.

He claimed to have spent the past five years modifying the helicopter, which he boasted had a top speed of 158mph.

But it has now emerged that the interior shots used for the video – which show queen-sized beds and jacuzzis – were lifted from airport hotel chain Yotel's website.

Furthermore, only two Mil V-12s were ever built – one crashed in 1968, and the second was donated to a museum near Moscow where it still remains.

But scores of people have fallen for the hoax and the 'hotelicopter' had tens of thousands of fans on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

The 37-second video, which went live on last week, has been created with computer-generated graphics.

It claimed the soundproofed hotel had queen-sized beds, a mini bar, wireless internet, DVD player, whirlpool bath and room service.

The helicopter itself was said to be 137ft (42m) long, 91ft (28m) tall, and capable of flying 700 miles on a cruising speed of 147mph.

Its first commercial flight is 'scheduled' to take place on June 26 from JFK Airport in New York. It would then reach the UK in July and August as part of a European tour.

But the advertisement is actually part of a viral marketing campaign by Yotel, a hotel marketing company.
Here is the elaborate video hoax.

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