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Newlyweds tie the knot at fly-in wedding

After 4.5 years of weekly airplane-side dinner dates, one in-flight prom proposal, and hundreds of sunset flights, Parker Thaxton, 23, and Georgia Hanson, 21, tied the knot at their fly-in wedding at Eagles Landing, a private airpark community in Williamson, Georgia, in October.

Thaxton arrived in style in his family’s polished Cessna 170. His groomsmen followed, flying a Stinson 108, a Cessna 185, an Aeronca Champ, and a Cessna 172. Once they chocked their aircraft, the groomsmen walked from the grass runway to the wooded ceremony site, with ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man playing in the background.

The bride, who arrived at the ceremony site in a 1930s Chevrolet truck, said, “Since Parker and I first started dating, I always knew our wedding had to be at an airport…not to mention it’s just awesome to fly in and out of your own wedding.”

Following their “I do’s,” the newlyweds socialized with guests and ate pizza before hopping in their getaway vehicle—the Cessna 170—before the sun set (driving back later for their hangar reception).

“The 170 is like a part of the family,” the groom said. “We had to include it in the wedding.”

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