Thanks to our good friends at JetBlue, JACK borrows an Airbus A320 for the Annual Plane Pull at JFK as a fundraiser for JACK.
Teams of Law Enforcement and the U.S Military take part against each other in timed ‘pulls’ to see who is the fastest at pulling the Airbus a set distance. Each Team consists of 12 members. Each Member raises a minimum of $500 to enter a Team.
The 65 ton plane is pulled over 25 meters by each team in the competition. Over 400 people involved from the UK. US Law Enforcement Agencies and the U.S. Military. This year, the Nassau County, NY Police won the Plane Pull competition.
See the video of the 2014 Plane Pull:
After the competition a further fundraiser – ‘The After Plane Pull Party’ – takes place where all who took part or assisted attend a function where raffles and auctions take place to raise further funds.
Approximately $300,000 was raised by the 2017 Plane Pull.
The 2018 Plane Pull will be held on May 21.