Where do we register our team?
Is the event rain or shine?
Yes. If there is a change to the schedule, we will post the information on the homepage of the Pulling for Honor website. Gates open Saturday at 10 a.m., gates close at 2 p.m.
Please note: No backpacks, coolers, firearms, weapons or pets (besides service animals) will be allowed.
What IS the actual Pulling for Honor Event?
Pulling for Honor is a family friendly event that takes place at ATW’s Platinum Flight Center out on the active airport ramp! The event is based around a team competition to see who can pull 200,000lb Airbus the fastest. Teams are made up of 20 members, who line up adjacent to a rope attached to the aircraft and compete to see who can literally pull the airplane 12ft the fastest. The event also includes food trucks, Culver’s Custard, and a beer tent, as well as kids activities including bouncy houses, face painting, a miniature ‘kids plane pull’ where children try to pull a smaller aircraft with a rope, and much more!
Come get up close and personal to aircraft and help out an amazing cause: Old Glory Honor Flight.
The event is a fundraiser with a goal of raising $85,000 to help OGHF send 100 veterans on an unforgettable trip to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorials. Pulling for Honor includes veteran displays and special offers for OGHF veterans (free ice cream, exclusive airfare giveaways, thank you ceremony, etc.)
Who can participate?
The Plane Pull is a team competition, so gather 20 of your coworkers, friends or family members (teams can be up to 20 people) and start lifting those weights! The Pulling for Honor event is open to corporate groups, service organizations, churches and school groups – anyone who can organize a group and get people motivated to try something new and fun!
Kids can participate too! We leave it up to the parent/guardian to decide if they feel it is an age appropriate activity. We recommend kids who are in older middle school/high school age range to participate. We have a smaller aircraft for younger children to pull.
What is the minimum donation & how will our team be recognized?
Teams must contribute a minimum of $1,500, or $75 per team member (based on a 20 person team). Many corporate groups are sponsored by their companies, and/or team members raise pledges to cover the team fee. Teams can raise money online or organize offline fundraisers like carwashes, bake sales, etc.! Fundraising is easy using our online fundraising tool!
- Teams receive a small gift and have a team photo taken at the event.
What if our team doesn't raise $1,500?
For your team to be eligible to pull, you must raise at least $1,500 by August 10th. If your team does not reach $1,500, you will not be permitted to pull in the competition. The donations you received will not be refunded and will go to support the mission of Old Glory Honor Flight. If your team does not reach the $1,500 minimum, we still encourage you to come out to the event and enjoy the other aspects of Pulling for Honor!
When, where & what time is the event?
The Pulling for Honor Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 10th, at Platinum Flight Center on the south airfield of Appleton International Airport. Gates officially open at 10 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. The competition and surrounding event takes place on the tarmac, with ample free parking on the airport grounds. Pulls occur between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is rain or shine.
Can we find out what time our team will be pulling?
Closer to the event date, we will reach out to the team captains via email to inform them of their randomly chosen pull time. The day of the event, text messages will be sent to team captains to notify which teams are up next and need to be in the staging area.
What about bringing my family, friends and pets to cheer me on?
Bring your family, friends and coworkers to see you pull, but please leave your pets at home. Animals – unless they’re service dogs – are not allowed on the tarmac, and don’t appreciate the loud airplane noises anyway (the Pulling for Honor site is adjacent to an operating runway).
The Pulling for Honor event is open to the public with free admission, and there’s plenty for everyone to do at the event!
Where do we park?
Ample free parking is available on the airport grounds. Look for the Pulling for Honor parking signs off County Road BB.
Where do we go once we arrive?
Follow the signs to the entrance.
If you are part of a team or volunteer, look for signage designating Team and Volunteer check in.
If you are an Old Glory Honor Flight veteran, look for signage designating the Veteran check in.