Warwickshire couple get engaged during wingwalking experience

27 Jul 2018

Peter Brown took his proposal plan to new heights by popping the question to his girlfriend of two years during a wingwalking experience

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Rendcomb Airfield in Gloucestershire recently played host to a sensational proposal that saw Peter Brown and Amy Smallwood from Bedworth mark their engagement in an extra memorable way.

Peter had organised a wingwalking experience for Amy for her 21st birthday in April 2018 with GoWingwalking at AeroSuperBatics in Rendcomb. Little did Amy know that it was to be an unforgettable event for reasons unbeknownst to her.

Commenting on her anticipation ahead of the experience, Amy said: "I arrived with a knowledge of wingwalking, watching other participants enjoy their experience before it was my turn. I was absolutely dreading it, but totally excited at the same time."

The aircraft pilot, David Barrell, took Amy into the distance seven minutes into her wingwalking session, which allowed Peter and the AeroSuperBatics team to lay a huge 'Will you marry me?' sign on the ground. The plane then returned for a flyby over the airfield, which left Amy both amazed and emotional.

She said: "When I saw the banner I was absolutely surprised and not expecting it. The pilot did a couple of passes over the banner and all I kept thinking was: 'When are we going to land so I can give Peter my answer?'." 

Once back on solid ground, Amy was escorted to Peter who was down on bended knee; she immediately said 'yes'. The happy couple then went out for a family meal to celebrate their news and reflect on the day together. 

Plans for the wedding have already begun. Amy said: "We're cracking on with preparations and have pencilled in a date for June 2019. We're having heaps of fun preparing different aspects of the wedding such as guests, venue and theming. We are getting married locally and inviting our really close friends and family. We can't wait."

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