Brandon Scott, of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, knew he
would propose marriage to his girlfriend this year, but he wanted to make it
an extra special event.
|Letece was overcome when
she realized what was happening.
|Newly engaged Brandon and
Letece, on the flight deck of Aluminum Overcast.
So he made arrangements to do it at AirVenture…during
a B-17 flight on EAA's Aluminum Overcast Sunday morning. (Their original
flight was Saturday but was called off due to low ceilings.)
Scott, a member of the 147th Aviation Regiment
of the Wisconsin National Guard, wanted his proposal to be unique. "From
what I was told by the flight crew, this had never been done before," he
His fiancé, Letece Borreson, of Black River
Falls, Wisconsin , described how it all went down. "He took me down to
the nose of the airplane, then handed me a booklet," she said, one
containing personal messages to her. By the time she finished, tears were
streaming down her face and Scott was on one knee asking for her hand.
Needless to say, his now fiancé, Letece
Borreson, of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, said, "Yes."
"He had me at hello," she said.
The couple plans a 2012 wedding.
Scott has been to every AirVenture since
birth-and then some. His mother was pregnant with him at the 1987 fly-in, so
at age 23, he claims 2010 as his 24th visit to the Oshkosh fly-in.
Scott has been an EAA member since the age of
three, accounting for his relatively low EAA number of 351054.
He plans to start Blackhawk helicopter flight
training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, this year. He says he is also pursuing his
private pilot certificate.