Want to Pull an Airplane? You Can Do It for a Good Cause
I f you would like to pull an airplane which weighs approximately 60,000 pounds across the tarmac for a distance of 25 feet in the fastest time, here is your opportunity to do so while helping to raise funds and awareness for greater than 8,000 Special Olympics athletes in Minnesota.
Teams of up to a maximum of eight people are eligible to compete to pull the airplane owned by Delta Air Lines — which is one of the sponsors of the event — at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport on Saturday, September 12, 2015; but each team must have raised a minimum of $1,000.00 in pledges in order to be able to participate.
Register today and you will be able to create your own Plane Pull Internet web site where you can start collecting pledges. Each donation will automatically be added to your Plane Pull team total. All funds raised as a result of this event will benefit Special Olympics Minnesota.
In addition to the opportunity to pull an airplane, you and your team members will each receive a wristband that allows all of you access to the Plane Pull arena; an event T-shirt; and a meal ticket for a free lunch provided by HMS Host.
If you would prefer to be a spectator instead of being a participant, this event is open to the public; and everyone is welcome. You will need to check in at the event entrance located at 7109 Longfellow Ave South in Minneapolis. Food will be available for purchase; and entertainment will be provided throughout the day.
I enjoyed pulling a Boeing 757-232 airplane with 17 of my colleagues at the Technical Operations Center of Delta Air Lines in Atlanta on Friday, May 1, 2015 — and our efforts not only earned us third place in the Corporate Division of the event; but at least $5,115.00 of the initial goal of $1,000.00 had been raised for the Relay For Life of the American Cancer Society.
Registration opens at 8:00 in the morning on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The opening ceremonies begin at 9:00 in the morning; and the competition begins 15 minutes later.
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.