Originally Posted by blxpy
How solid is the tree? If it's a bit bendy three stories would just be in range of a line thrown over a branch.
I use a big sinker on a fishing hand line. Throw it over an appropriate branch and then use the fishing line to pull a rope up and over.
Use the rope looped over to shake the absolute carp out of the branches and bit by bit they've always made their way down.
?He didn't ask for a fishing
Seriously though, you could do worse than asking the fire brigade.. they might be interested in "rescuing" the plane as a team-building exercise, or widening the training for one of the firefighters.