TEAM TMG came together on Saturday, September 14th to test their strength by pulling a United Boeing 757 across the tarmac at Dulles Washington International Airport. Our team was the second fastest to pull the United airplane with a record of 6.04 seconds, and we were fifth in the overall competition!
The Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull event is hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and United Airlines. The event includes a Run the Runway competition, the Plane Pull and Kid’s Pull competitions, as well as food, games, exhibitions and live music. The event began 1993 and raises thousands of dollars annually for the Special Olympics – this year over $325,000 was raised.
Construction Engineer Keith Huynh coordinated and led TMG’s first-ever involvement in the Plane Pull event. TMG donated the initial $2500 donation/entry fee, and the pulling team members donated another $1,000 for a grand total of $3,500 donated.