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Newly qualified pilot takes his nervous girlfriend up in a plane – and then proposes at 8,500ft

Watch an incredible sky high proposal, as a pilot asks his girlfriend to marry him at 8,500 feet.

Cody Benham, 24, popped the question to his 20-year-old girlfriend Brielle Moon as they flew across Northern Utah.

The daring romantic received his Private Pilot Certificate earlier this year, and took his soon-to-be wife, who looked a little nervous, out for a spin.

About 30 minutes into the scenic flight, Cody tells Brielle he is going to show her a 45 degree turn.

After the steep turns, Cody asks Brielle if she trusts him, to which she replies, ‘I trusted you before’.

The couple then say they love each other, and Cody diverts her attention and pulls out an engagement ring he had hidden onboard.

At the beginning of the clip, Brielle is visibly nervous during the flight in the DiamondStar DA-40, and she really had no idea Cody was about to propose

At the beginning of the clip, Brielle is visibly nervous during the flight in the DiamondStar DA-40, and she really had no idea Cody was about to propose

Mid-flight kiss: The delighted couple shared a smooch after Brielle agreed to marry 24-year-old Cody

Mid-flight kiss: The delighted couple shared a smooch after Brielle agreed to marry 24-year-old Cody

An emotional Brielle fights back the tears as she agrees to marry him and they give each other a mid-flight kiss before showing off the stunning ring to the camera.

Cody said: ‘About a month ago I was discussing how I should propose to Brielle with my roommate.

‘I wanted to do something original, creative, sentimental, and be sure Brielle wouldn’t be suspicious about the activity leading up to it.

‘I jokingly talked about taking her for a flight and proposing. Over the next few weeks that idea stayed on my mind, and the more I thought I of it, the more I realized it was the idea I wanted.

Shocked Brielle said: 'I was so shocked when he proposed I seriously didn't believe him. It still doesn't feel real that I get to marry my very best friend'

Shocked Brielle said: ‘I was so shocked when he proposed I seriously didn’t believe him. It still doesn’t feel real that I get to marry my very best friend’

Newly-qualified pilot Cody said: 'I wanted to do something original, creative, sentimental, and be sure Brielle wouldn't be suspicious'

Newly-qualified pilot Cody said: ‘I wanted to do something original, creative, sentimental, and be sure Brielle wouldn’t be suspicious’

‘I then had to decide how I would ‘pop the question’ in the middle of the flight. I decided I would show her somewhat scary maneuvers in the airplane, in this case ‘steep turns’ or 45 degree turns.

‘Then I would ask her if she trusted me, if she loved me, and then I would ask her to marry me.’

In the video Brielle is visibly nervous during the flight in the DiamondStar DA-40, and she really had no idea Cody was about to propose.

She said: ‘Initially I was scared and concerned as I think the beginning of the video shows – but once we got off the ground it wasn’t so bad until he was trying to show me some ‘tricks’.

An emotional Brielle fights back the tears as she agrees to marry him and they give each other a mid-flight kiss before showing off the stunning ring to the camera

An emotional Brielle fights back the tears as she agrees to marry him and they give each other a mid-flight kiss before showing off the stunning ring to the camera

‘Usually I hate surprises and like to be in the loop but I really had no idea.

‘I was so shocked when he proposed I seriously didn’t believe him. It still doesn’t feel real that I get to marry my very best friend.

‘I’ve gotten so many messages from friends and family saying how they love the video and it made them cry and even my dad said he loved it.’

Cody has wanted to become a pilot ever since he was about 14 and at age 22 he started the Aviation Program and Utah Valley University. He added: ‘I began taking instruction on flying in August 2017. I passed the check ride and received my Private Pilot Certificate on January 4th, 2018.

‘It’s always been my dream to fly commercially. When the idea came to me that I could propose by taking Brielle on a flight I seized the opportunity given I was now licensed to do so.’

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