NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Love is in the air.
A Long Island flight instructor proposed to his girlfriend 1,500 feet above the Hudson River on Monday afternoon, and video of the romantic gesture is racking up thousands of hits on YouTube.
Mike Nelson is a pilot at Long Island MacArthur Airport. He brought his girlfriend, Jessica Rispoli, up in a plane for a flight, as he often does with his students. During the flight, he had Jessica read off a checklist of plane-related tasks for him to complete.