Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Air Force delivers too

Recently we had a mail drop.

These are always exciting events and so the whole island (all 10 of us) usually gathers on the airstrip to see if the plane will get it right. Last year a pallet of ready mix concrete bags came down under a parachute and missed the entire strip; it lodged itself in the branches of a pohutukawa on the sea cliffs and had to be written off. This time we had quite a small package from an Orion, and they used a well-cushioned cardboard box with flaps open at the top like a propeller. In theory, it rotates and falls to the ground reasonably slowly.

The other exciting thing is that you never know what's going to be inside - have a look at this brief footage to see what we got!
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