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Pilot Fakes Emergency To Propose To Girlfriend  
User currently offlinemastermis From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2008, 141 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 17665 times:

Not bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxTAjVGN4CE#at=188

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User currently offlineavek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4336 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 17656 times:

Kinda crazy, actually. I mean, what if she had said no?


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User currently offlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 769 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16847 times:

Quoting avek00 (Reply 1):
Kinda crazy, actually. I mean, what if she had said no?

Always a danger. lol



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User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16580 times:

Quoting avek00 (Reply 1):
I mean, what if she had said no?

In the absence of an ejection seat, declare emergency and land ASAP ? 

Nevertheless, a nice move.

[Edited 2013-07-26 21:12:00]


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7204 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 16358 times:

That was smooooooth 

You can tell though, by looking at the pair, they were destined to be together.


Damn, this is really setting the bar high! (no pun intended haha)
Remember the ATC guy who proposed to his girl on an AC flight ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IS5dCkGXZI



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User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1446 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 16285 times:

That was cool....but lemme throw cold water on this story a little bit. If this was a VFR flight, couldn't this guy get in trouble with the FAA? I mean, he went quite a while without monitoring his nutriments it looked like. Anyways, just curious really.


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User currently offlinedoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 16218 times:

In VFR condition I think you can go a really long time without monitoring your nutriments.


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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6130 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15985 times:
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One of my (many) proposals was on board an AM MD-87. Since the only thing I remember about that one was the flight on the MD-87, you can imagine how that turned out. Still. It was fun and the cabin crew had a great time.


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User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 15519 times:

A personal opinion is that people who propose publicly and post these intimate private things, are either hiding some deep insecurity or deserve ultimate rejection............or both.


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User currently offlinebueb0g From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2010, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 13166 times:

Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 8):

A personal opinion is that people who propose publicly and post these intimate private things, are either hiding some deep insecurity or deserve ultimate rejection............or both.


Or, crazy idea, it's just a cool proposal that he thought others might enjoy seeing



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User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 1734 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9922 times:

When I first read the title, I thought it was a commercial pilot faking an emergency and diverting to purpose.

That would be an awesome How-I-got-fired story! 



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9454 times:
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Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 8):
A personal opinion is that people who propose publicly and post these intimate private things, are either hiding some deep insecurity or deserve ultimate rejection............or both.

Oh dear. Ladies and gents, please give a big hand for our chief party-pooper, AFGMEL.

Come oooon man, you can't be serious? Sure that might be true for some people, but I'm equally sure that for others they just want to give the person they love a huge surprise, and do it in style. There's nothing wrong with the occasional grand, romantic gesture. Without wishing to offend you, I would suggest that failing to see any possible positive side of such gestures is actually more telling than taking a bit of risk in the name of romance and love. Frankly, when it works out, I'm nothing but pleased and impressed by some of the cooler proposals - particularly the Canadian ATC one.



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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6130 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9211 times:
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Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 8):
A personal opinion is that people who propose publicly and post these intimate private things, are either hiding some deep insecurity or deserve ultimate rejection............or both.

And yet, there´s twitter, facebook, youtube, etc. What rock were you under?



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9100 times:

Quoting doug_Or (Reply 6):
In VFR condition I think you can go a really long time without monitoring your nutriments.

     


User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8263 times:

That was sweet. Another great way to propose. They really do like they were meant for each other.

Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 8):

Gonna pop in here but by the comment it's as if you were once rejected when proposing and, therefore, others should not do the same. Lighten up, man. Some people prefer intimacy and others go big. Of course, the former only allows people to talk behind your back (if you're OK with the relation, why keep it a secret?)



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User currently onlinezanl188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8124 times:
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One wonders why - after he went to all the trouble with camera, fake checklist, headsets w/boom mic etc - he did not capture the audio?

Otherwise cool...



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User currently offlineLostmoon744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7835 times:

I think it was actually horrible... to scare someone like that. I know it ended well, but for those few minutes before the proposition, she was scared. And that's really not cool.

User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7464 times:
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Quoting AR385 (Reply 12):
And yet, there´s twitter, facebook, youtube, etc. What rock were you under?

I have seen many proposals at major league baseball games. I have also seen several proposals, on banners, being towed behind planes.

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 10):
When I first read the title, I thought it was a commercial pilot faking an emergency and diverting to purpose.

That would be an awesome How-I-got-fired story!

I was thinking the same thing.



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User currently offlineonetogo From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5520 times:

That guy is a douche. Marriage won't last long. LOL.

User currently offlinewhitewasp From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5180 times:

This made me smile. Very original!

User currently offlineACA033 From United States of America, joined exactly 1 years ago today! , 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5125 times:

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 10):
When I first read the title, I thought it was a commercial pilot faking an emergency and diverting to purpose.

Thats the same thing I was expecting when I clicked on it.         


User currently offlinecubastar From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 407 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5095 times:

Well, in spite of several of the responders, this old man thought that it was innovative, unique and very sweet. I wish them both all the best.

User currently offlinedashman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5062 times:

Quoting Lostmoon744 (Reply 16):
I think it was actually horrible... to scare someone like that. I know it ended well, but for those few minutes before the proposition, she was scared. And that's really not cool.

We dont know if she is a fearfull or unflappable flyer but it doesnt appear she was petrified so let them have their fun.
Nothing unsafe was done so I say good for him and her. Best wishes to both of them. It was kinda cute.
BTW a good VFR should be spending the vast majority of his time NOT looking at his flight instruments. All my students are taught attitude flying and can manuever and land a small aircraft without flight instruments. Not to say that they are not taught the use use of available flight instruments though.


User currently offlinehybridace101 From Philippines, joined Mar 2010, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

Thankfully it wasn't a commercial flight. What if it was??? hmmm...

User currently offlinedashman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4620 times:

Quoting hybridace101 (Reply 23):
Thankfully it wasn't a commercial flight. What if it was??? hmmm...


Really? What has this got to do with the price of tea in China? What if it was raining, what it was the 3rd of February, what if was at Newport Oregon. Not sure I see the relevance to the discusssion.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13512 posts, RR: 62
Reply 25, posted (12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4175 times:
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I during the kissing that took place immediately after she said yes, I could hear my old flight instructor yelling "Scan for traffic...SCAN FOR TRAFFIC!!!"


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User currently offlinehybridace101 From Philippines, joined Mar 2010, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3846 times:

Quoting dashman (Reply 24):
Quoting dashman (Reply 24):
Really? What has this got to do with the price of tea in China? What if it was raining, what it was the 3rd of February, what if was at Newport Oregon. Not sure I see the relevance to the discusssion.

First let me say just like two of the posters here, I was expecting to read about a commercial pilot making a fake emergency landing. I was thinking what if the pilot had a co-pilot who also happened to be his girlfriend and the pilot decided to do emergency procedures and later proposed once everyone was off.

While that situation is extremely unlikely, it would be better that the title of the thread be clarified.

And yes, I may have to agree with some of the other posters that it might have made a good "how I got fired" poster.

[Edited 2013-07-27 15:12:45]

User currently offlinespudsmac From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

A couple of you are way too uptight.

It was a creative, memorable way to propose. I think it was a pretty awesome way to do it. As a flight instructor, I have no problem with it.

[Edited 2013-07-27 15:32:56]

User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

Yeah, I also thought it was a commercial pilot faking an emergency so that he could propose to his girlfriend!

She didn't look all that scared when she was told to read the emergency checklist, so I think it worked out perfectly! It seems like with millions of people getting engaged every day, finding a new way is hard work, but this was pretty clever. I thought it was awesome!



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User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2743 times:

Yep, what do I know?

If people worked on their relationships as much as the "romance" of courtship, perhaps the divorce figures wouldn't be so high.....



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 30, posted (12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2345 times:
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Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 29):
If people worked on their relationships as much as the "romance" of courtship, perhaps the divorce figures wouldn't be so high.....

And maybe, just maybe, a few people out there achieve both? I know through bitter experience that relationships aren't all a bed of roses, and that they take hard work, but why tar everyone out their with the negative brush? Ok, stats say a lot, but maybe just stop judging every single person. Some people do actually manage to have a wonderful time, grand gestures, stability and all.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19389 posts, RR: 58
Reply 31, posted (12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 28):
She didn't look all that scared when she was told to read the emergency checklist, so I think it worked out perfectly!

Yeah she did. She looks as if she is struggling to remain calm, but succeeding.


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