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Takes to the skies: Fort Myers pilot surprises girlfriend with mid-air proposal

Takes to the skies: Fort Myers pilot surprises girlfriend with mid-air proposal
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Fort Myers pilot pulled off the ultimate surprise proposal at 35,000 feet in the air. 

“The plan of how I wanted to do it changed at least 10 to 15 times,” Alex Petrikas said. 

Petrikas, and his then-girlfriend Macy Logan, were flying back to RSW after a trip to Dallas Monday. That’s where American Airlines is headquartered. 

“Most people go to the airport to fly somewhere, we went there just to look at airplanes,” Petrikas said. 

From the moment Petrikas and Logan met more than two years ago, aviation has been a part of their relationship. 

“While flying back I was like, you know what, this is the perfect time to do this proposal.” 

With the help of the flight crew, Petrikas concocted an elaborate plan. Logan thought someone else on the plane was about to get engaged. That’s what he told all 179 passengers. 

Even one of Petrikas’ friends was there to record it. 

“Good afternoon folks from the front of the aircraft. I am the pilot, not the pilot for this aircraft but a pilot for American Airlines group,” Petrikas told a packed plane as Logan stood next to him. 

He even read the love letter the “other” guy wrote.

“Since the moment we met my life has changed in ways I never thought possible. My heart has learned to love in a whole new way. It felt safe and peaceful like all the worries in life had just vanished. While at the same time, it felt like a million volts of electricity surging through my veins every time we’re together,” Petrikas read over the intercom.  

“As I’m sitting there reading the letter I was shaking so much, I’m telling myself ‘Alex, you can’t shake because she’s going to realize it’s for her and not somebody else’,” Petrikas told NBC2. 

Luckily, Logan didn’t catch on. So Petrikas told her to grab the woman in 13C. 

“Oh, sorry! Actually, Macy, can you come back for a second? I messed up. I got the wrong seat number. I’m sorry,” Petrikas said on the plane. 

But there was no wrong seat number. As Logan walked back to the front of the plane, Petrikas was down on one knee. 

“She said yes! Thank goodness. That would have been awkward,” he said over the intercom. 

All the passengers cheered. 

“I was super excited for whoever was being proposed to. It really didn’t hit me until he was down on one knee,” Logan said. 

You could say this love story is just taking off. 

“I’m so excited to build our lives together,” Logan said. 

“My life has always been aviation and then I met Macy and it became Macy. Now I can combine the best of both worlds into one and I couldn’t think of any other way to do it,” Petrikas said. 

The couple wants to get married in May 2023. 

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Avi Adkins is a seasoned journalist with a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail. With years of experience in the field, Adkins has established himself as a respected figure in journalism.

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