updated 07/09/2014 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/09/2014 AT 11:40 AM ET
That’s when he realized – why not do both at the same time?
After jumping together from a height of 12,500 feet, Strohbehn surprised his girlfriend Nicole by pulling out a ring, and then surprised her again by dropping it mid-free fall. The proposal was ruined!
Fortunately, it was just a gag. The real ring was waiting on the ground below, along with the couple’s family and friends.
Nicole said yes, by the way, proving she has a healthy tolerance for this sort of joke. Hopefully the couple that pranks together, stays together.