There was a customer with such urgent need to replace an old 707 compressor pump that he sent a helicopter to get a replacement. Of course the pump was in stock.
But it was not legal to land a chopper at our plant. As a result, one of our employees, who lives outside the city volunteered his residence as a pickup point. The helicopter landed on the property, they loaded the compressor pump and the customer’s air system was back in place within a few hours!