Pulling for Honor

Old Glory Honor Flight Fundraiser

The Pulling for Honor event will be hosted by Appleton International Airport with all proceeds benefiting Old Glory Honor Flight. This will be Old Glory Honor Flight’s “heaviest” fundraiser, pitting teams of 20 against one another to see who can pull a 200,000 pound airplane 12 feet the fastest. Teams must raise a minimum of $1,500 to participate. All proceeds go directly to Old Glory Honor Flight. Honor flights are dedicated to transporting our local veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor.

The Pulling for Honor event is June 23, 2018, and the community is invited to attend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pulling for Honor also includes a children’s plane pull, military and civilian aircraft displays, veteran’s exhibits (providing vital information regarding services available for veterans in our community) and a brat fry to benefit Fox Valley Technical College’s Veterans Mentor Group.


DATE: June 23, 2018

Time Activity
10 a.m Gates open
10 a.m to 1:15 p.m.  Aircraft display, kiddie plane pull, food, music, veteran’s booths
10:45 a.m. Star Spangled Banner
11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Pulling competition begins
1:30 p.m. Awards ceremony
2 p.m. Gates close







Yes. If there is a change to the schedule, we will post the information on the Pulling for Honor webpage. Gates open Saturday at 10 a.m., with event festivities beginning at 11 a.m. Gates close at 2 p.m. Please note: No backpacks, coolers, firearms, weapons or pets (besides service animals) will be allowed.

The Pulling for Honor event is a fun team competition to see who can pull an Airbus A300 the fastest. Teams can be up to 20 members, who line up adjacent to a rope attached to the aircraft. The starter signals when to begin and starts the stopwatch. After the team pulls the aircraft 12 feet, the stopwatch stops and the elapsed time is recorded as the team score. Each team is then weighed (as a group) and assembles to have their team photo taken.