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Easter Bunnies Looked Like Robinsons and Bells This Year

By S.L. Fuller | April 17, 2017
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Last year, Real Life Church organized an Easter egg drop at Springboro High School in Ohio. Photo by Amused 79

Last year, Real Life Church organized an Easter egg drop at Springboro High School in Ohio. Photo by Amused 79

Some Easter egg-bearers looked more like rotorcraft than cuddly animals this past weekend. Helicopters dropped thousands of eggs around the world to celebrate the holiday, while thousands of children waited eagerly to scoop them up. There were too many drops to recount them all, but here's a roundup of a few:

About 45,000 Easter eggs were dropped from a Robinson Helicopter Co. R44 Raven II operated by Heli-Tremblant at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, news outlets reported. #WeheartOttawa organized the drop, reportedly after an unsuccessful attempt last year. Read more here.

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Next Level Church organized 10 egg drops across four different U.S. states and Quebec. Candy rained down in New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Massachusetts and Châteauguay. One Easter bunny was a Robinson Helicopter Co. R44 Raven II owned and operated by Seacoast Helicopters LLC in New Hampshire. In a different part of the state, another R44 owned by Southern Maine Helicopter LLC went to work for Next Level Church. Read more here.

A church in Robertsville, Tennessee, held its first-ever helicopter egg drop, local news outlets reported. A member of the church volunteered a Bell Helicopter 206A-1, registered to Eastern Racing Corp. Read more here.

HeliBacon, a Texas operator specializing in recreational aerial gunnery, swapped ammo for eggs as its Robinson R44 Raven II went to work for First Baptist of Bryan. News outlets reported that a staff of volunteers stuffed 35,000 eggs. Check out this video.

A Bell 206L-3, registered to Rogers Helicopters Inc., dumped some 25,000 eggs for Church That Matters in Oklahoma, news outlets reported. The church is no stranger to egg drops, as it held the event for more than half a decade. Read more here.

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