A group of people pull a rope attached to an Alaska Airlines plane at the Santa Barbara Airport.

Plane Pull Returns to SBA on March 2

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Alpha Resource Center’s third annual Plane Pull returns to Santa Barbara Airport on Saturday, March 2, 2024!

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.

Each team of 10 will be asked to raise $1,000 to compete – that's only $100 per person! (Note: the School Division is asked to raise a total of $500.) Teams will compete in one of three divisions: Open Division, School 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, or gym buddies of all ages and abilities. All activities will take place at Atlantic Aviation at 1503 Cook Place.

All proceeds benefit Alpha Resource Center and their mission to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more info and to register a team, visit the Plane Pull website.

A group of people stand in front of an Alaska Airlines plane wearing Plane Pull t-shirts