MANILA, Philippines—It’s like a movie scene. A helicopter flies above an inaccessible area and drops packages with essential supplies. But in the region of Cagayan Valley, it isn’t a movie but real life.
It’s called resupply air drop, which armed forces worldwide practice. It’s often a last resort to deliver badly needed supplies in conflict or disaster zones and is always a difficult and technically challenging mission.
In Cagayan Valley, which remained flooded in the wake of Typhoon Ulysses, the scene replays itself—people rush to low altitude helicopters to get aid packages.
The Philippine Air Force drew flak from some netizens after a video of one of its resupply drop mi…
Keep on reading: WATCH: Resupply air drop 101 from the AFP