When a person is ready to ask someone for their hand in marriage, sometimes they do it very traditionally. Perhaps at a romantic restaurant. Or a beautiful tourist site. You get the picture.
Some other people think a little more out of the box. A certain travel blogger I know popped the question while they were on The Haunted Mansion ride at Walt Disney World, because he knew it was her favorite attraction. Here’s a picture of
us them, from March of 2000, right after they had exited the ride.
So it makes sense that if you’re an aviation geek, you want to bring planes into your marriage proposal plans somehow.
Nicholas Reynolds is a commercial pilot and his girlfriend, Hannah Robertson, is currently in nursing school. They had been dating for a while and Reynolds decided it was time to pop the question.
He knew he wanted to make the proposal “original” and he wanted to somehow include flying. Robertson had told him he wasn’t allowed to propose to her on the plane because a relative of his had already done that. So he wanted to do something even more unusual.
FlightAware is a website that can track a plane’s flight path in real-time. Of course, most flights just go from points A to point B, but using special software, some pilots can have fun and “draw pictures” with their flight paths, which can later be seen online. Here are some fun examples.
But back to the soon-to-be happy couple.
Reynolds took Robertson out for a flight. It wasn’t the first time they had ever done it, although the path they took seemed a little unusual, with more twists and turns than usual.
When they landed, he took her to the bridge they had visited on their first date, went down on one knee, and showed her the flight path they had just taken:
She said yes. 😉
Their wedding date is set for New Year’s Day, 2021.
H/T: WFMY News
Feature Photo: pxhere
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