LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - No one in Yellville will say if they expect wild turkeys to fall from planes for this year's Turkey Trot Festival. But the Federal Aviation Administration says it will be watching.
An FAA spokesman tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the agency will track any pilot who drops wild turkeys over the tiny north Arkansas town. Offenders could lose their licenses.
The spokesman, Lynn Lunsford, says no one in town will tell them who flies the planes.
Fans of the drop say it doesn't hurt the turkeys, which float to the ground.
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"Doesn't hurt the turkeys?!"
I suggest the organizers view this before disaster strikes again, including Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson's immortal words, "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."
From Hulu, here is the pertinent scene: