Helicopter used to dry football pitch in Melbourne, Australia.
BGV. Coburg football ground in Melbourne, looking pretty wet. CU. Puddles on turf. Various shots of helicopter hovering just above the ground and the downward wind from the blades helps to dry out the turf. MS. Pilot gets out of helicopter and jumps down onto the grass which he feels and it seems a lot drier.
Date found in the old record - 18/08/1963.