Believe it or not, Ryan Thompson proposed to his girlfriend by pretending the plane he was piloting was malfunctioning. That’s right, “Ryan Thompson and his bride-to-be were flying over Chicago when he told her that the plane’s controls were malfunctioning; “Honey, I need you to remain calm,” Thompson says, as the ride starts to get bumpy. Thompson gives his visibly shaken girlfriend a sheet of paper containing emergency procedures and asks her to read it aloud.” Continue reading for the video and more information.

“The checklist is complete … and it says the rings may be engaged … and to initiate the ring engagement procedure,” his girlfriend reads. “Will you marry me?” she continues, taking several seconds to realize that the plane wasn’t actually about to go down. Luckily for Thompson, his girlfriend was impressed by the stunt and accepted the “In Descent Proposal.”