Long Island Flight Instructor Proposes Over Hudson River

The proposal was captured on video

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    A Long Island flight instructor took his marriage proposal to new heights -- and the sky was no limit. 

    Mike Nelson, 22, took his girlfriend Jessica Rispoli for a flight over the Hudson River in Cessna 172.

    Mid-flight, he asked her to read off a checklist for his autopilot, video shows. The final item on the list was his proposal.

    They touched down at MacArthur Airport to a salute by the local fire department, where Nelson is a volunteer EMT.

    Rispoli accepted the proposal. 

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