Offbeat Video

By Kate Gill


A magician baffles an airhostess with a levitating napkin – high in the sky.

Ismail Allawala, 33, known on stage as Miles stunned flight passengers with a levitating napkin on board his flight from London to Dubai last month.

The businessman and part time magician of 20 years has started taking his tricks to the clouds to pass time on work trips entertaining those around him and subscribers to his Youtube page.

Pic from Caters News

Ismail said: “I was inspired by David Copperfield when I saw him at age five and my dad bought my first trick from Hamleys in 1993 at the age of 10.

“When I saw David Blaine at aged 19 I decided it was time to take this to the next level so I bought books and cassettes and started learning magic while studying BBA

“I have been traveling quite frequently between Pakistan, UK and US due to work, and magic helps time pass by a bit more quickly on long 16 hour flights.

“I didn’t see anyone doing magic on planes, so I thought I’d make videos and let people enjoy on Facebook and YouTube. My page and channel are called Magic in the Air.

“Nobody has called me the devil in response to my tricks so far so I’d say it’s all been positive on whole.

“My friends insist I go with them to the bank for an easy heist using my magic.”