The best part of installing a new lift is the helicopters (but blowing things up is a close second.)

This week the team ran the first of two helicopter missions for the new Spruce Peak Triple installation, and it could be described as an exorbitantly expensive way to move concrete.

The machine shown in the photos here spent Tuesday, August 8 carrying concrete from cement trucks staged at the base of the new lift up to foundations for each lift tower plus the top terminal. Each run carries only one cubic yard, but that load weights 4,000 pounds and needs to be dropped into each foundation footing with a pretty high level of precision.

Next up will be the really fun part — flying up and placing the lift towers.  Stay tuned for photos and videos when the team is ready this fall!