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Engagement on the Outer Banks, Many Thanks to Kitty Hawk Kites

2014 March 15
by Kitty Hawk Kites Supporter

It’s taken me far too long to have written this story, and for that, Luke, and Kitty Hawk Kites, I apologize!

It all begins with my fiancee’s affinity for the Outer Banks. She and her family have been coming since she’s been a child. The beaches have been a tradition as far as she could remember.

So I felt this was a perfect place to plan our engagement. I decided I would contact Kitty Hawk Kites to see if they’d be able to bring my ideas to fruition. I quickly received a call from Luke Baer, who went above and beyond for me and my fiancee.

It was beautiful day, although a threat of rain. I had been in contact with Luke for about three hours this day, on August 3rd. We were driving down from an event in Virginia, and Luke had arranged for a Cessna tour over around the Outer Banks, prior to our cottage check-in.

For going on two hours now, he had been digging in the sand on the Ocean side, down near the Bodie Island Lighthouse. The finished product, Will you Marry Me, in the sand over 70 feet long.

My then girlfriend and I boarded our plane, and took flight. Unbeknownst to her, We hugged the coastline, my palms sweaty. Cruising to altitude… And then there it was.. “Honey, look!”


She said Yes.

So very excited, I don’t remember much more of that flight. It all flew by so fast. But, nonetheless, we had a fantastic week in Duck, all jump-started by this adventure.

And without Luke, Kitty Hawk Kites, and Barrier Island Aviation’s help, I probably would have just brought it up in conversation, as we walked down the beach.. (At least that’s what she thinks!)

Thank you, thank you, Kitty Hawk Kites, and thank you Luke. Forever, you guys will be part of our memories!

(And see you soon! We chose Duck as our Destination Wedding!)

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  1. March 17, 2014

    Congratulations! What a wonderful story!

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