08/21/2013 05:57 pm ET

Airplane Proposal: Flight Instructor Pops The Question Up In The Air (VIDEO)

Long Islander Mike Nelson has got to be one of the most romantic flight instructors in New York.

The 22-year-old recently took his girlfriend, Jessica Rispoli, a wedding photographer, on a flight over the Hudson River and asked for her help reading off his autopilot checklist. As she read out the instructions, she arrives at a big question: "Will you marry me?" Watch the video above to see Rispoli's heartwarming reaction.

The proposal wasn't a complete surprise for Rispoli, who told Long Island Newsday that she was suspicious of the GoPro camera she saw mounted on the dashboard.

“He said the camera was to capture our expressions taking off, but we had flown a million times before,” she said. “I had a feeling it was something else, but I wasn’t sure.”

See more of the sweet in-flight proposal above, then click through the slideshow below to see our picks for the best proposals of all time.

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