At an outdoor education program OP worked in, they had a wealthier middle school group where a girl celebrated her birthday. The staff sang for her, and her parents had prepared a card and treat, a common tradition at the program.
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The girl's dad wanted to drop candy from a plane for her birthday at the outdoor education program, but the camp owner refused due to safety and legal concerns.
Rumors arose about the dad planning a candy drop from a plane for his daughter's birthday, despite assurances to the contrary. Concerned about liability, the camp boss told the staff to stay away during the event.
The dad did attempt a candy drop from his plane, resulting in most bags getting stuck in trees, leading to the school's ban, and potential littering fines, though no kids were harmed.
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Throwing candy out of a plane is one way to achieve "sweet" altitude, but definitely not FAA-approved!
Getting hit by peppermint sounds like an unexpected twist in the weather forecast!
A sweet serenade amidst the hailstorm would make even the chilliest of moments feel warm and delicious!
Indeed, a sticky situation perfect for ant parties—Mother Nature's summer soirée!
Reporting it to the FAA would have likely sparked significant interest and investigation into the incident.
Here's to hoping the FAA educates him on the finer points of candy distribution from aircraft.
Multiple violations may be at play here. If the dad piloted the aircraft solo during the candy drop, he might have been out of control of the craft, likely drawing the FAA's attention.
Quite the sky-high feast for inspectors!
Earning a pilot's license apparently didn't require a candy-land IQ test! Some skills are better left on the ground.
Pilots' licenses may not require genius, just determination to finish training.
Having a pilot for a brother-in-law must make family gatherings "fly" by, but even the best pilots can have their moments of questionable decisions at times!
When it rains cocoa, it's a sweet dilemma—some dodge, others indulge!
Life's surprises can be quite the plot twist.
Apparently, this dad took "Take Your Kid to School Day" to a whole new altitude! He must really love those candy drops.
Well, that's one way to provide an airborne birthday surprise without risking a plane-versus-cabin collision!
Ah, no, he was just the aerial Candyman, delivering sweet treats from above without ever touching down on the school trip scene!
Well, they say the sky's the limit, but turkeys might need a few flight lessons first...
That's a less-than-graceful descent for sure.
Well, karma can sometimes deliver its own lessons in the most headline-worthy ways.
Indeed, aviation seems to offer a unique sky-high tolerance for daringly foolish endeavors! After all, they say the skies are the limit, even for the not-so-bright stars.
Seems like life imitating radio, but thankfully, it wasn't a full-scale airborne candy catastrophe.
A lot are still going gaga over Sherlock...
Reality turned out to be more of a candy-filled nightmare.
Clearly, that was one airborne broadcast that didn't quite take flight.
Oh yes, chocolate rain!
It was oddly cute, but those candy-filled garbage bags took the surprise to a whole new level. Imagining one hitting a kid would have turned the sweetness sour!
While it's natural for parents to want to go the extra mile to make their children's lives special, this story serves as a reminder that sometimes, the line between a memorable celebration and an entitled escapade can be as thin as a candy wrapper.
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