Saturday, April 23, 2011

Helicopter to Drop Thousands of Eggs

So when I was first told that some groups rent helicopters to drop eggs for children on easter I thought "Wow is there anything helicopters can't do?" Followed shortly by "Wait, they're plastic eggs right? And these are not over neighborhoods?" Thankfully, yes, they are plastic, and they are dropped over a field. Let's take a look at one of these events in action.

Wow this totally required the use of a helicopter. They're hovering about 6 feet off the ground to drop a couple thousand eggs in an area that looks smaller than a football field. They get points for creativity and I'll admit the helicopter probably draw a crowd, but I feel something is lost with the use of the helicopter. Like, it should be higher off the ground, it should be a wider area, perhaps more efforts should be put into people manually hiding them along trails that connect fields the helicopter scattered eggs over. Also, Pinatas!

Happy Easter.