Tug-of-war with a 737 to help send a foster kid on the trip of a lifetime
Ready to pull your weight?
At the LAX Plane Pull on Saturday you better be.
Teams of 20 will attempt to tow a 110,000-pound Boeing 737 a distance of 12 feet as quickly as possible.
Up to 1,000 people are expected to participate in this show of speed and force, but this isn’t just a display of brute strength. The Plane Pull benefits United Airlines’ LAX Fantasy Flight, which flies more than 150 children in the L.A. County foster care system on a holiday-themed journey to the “North Pole,” for a day of fun, interactive activities and entertainment in a hub city. Mr. and Mrs. Claus even make an appearance.
“Each child leaves with a big smile, a goodie bag filled with toys and memories they will cherish for a lifetime,” says Fantasy Flight Director of Special Events Samuel McDonnell.
For the first time at LAX, The Plane Pull is not only a chance for non-airport employees to take to the airport grounds for a friendly competition between man and machine, but an opportunity to spread a little holiday cheer, too.
— Christina Campodonico
Gates open for the Plane Pull at 9 a.m. at the United Airlines West Hangar, 7300 World Way West, Westchester. To register a team, visit laxplanepull.com. RSVP required.