Team of 10 people pulling an airplane with a rope

Plane Pull Returns March 4

Authored on
February 3, 2023

Join Alpha Resource Center on Saturday, March 4 for the 2nd Annual Plane Pull at the Santa Barbara Airport!

The Plane Pull is an extreme team challenge where teams of 10 play tug of war with an Alaska Airlines E175 airplane weighing nearly 100,000 pounds. Teams will pull the airplane 20 feet and the fastest time in each division will be crowned division champion! Prizes will also be awarded to the Grand Champion team, the team that raises the most money, and the individual who raises the most money.

Each team of 10 will be asked to raise $1,000 to compete – that's only $100 per person! Teams will compete in one of two divisions: Open Division or Public Safety Division (includes law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, DOC, and military personnel). Each team member receives a Plane Pull t-shirt, and the more money you raise, the more chances to win other great prizes!

Who can participate? Anyone! Form a team of family members, friends, coworkers, and gym buddies of all ages and abilities.

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Plane Pull flyer with details about the event