Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Day I Pulled A 50-Ton Jet

On Friday, October 11 we had the US Airways Jet Pull. This is a fundraiser for the United Way, and teams of 20 come together to pull a plane a specified distance. My group, Accounting and Controls, combined with the Corporate Accounting A/R group and we were The A-Team.

Group picture at the office before heading to the hangar
Showing our muscles
This was the plane we pulled - it is an Airbus A319.
For the month of October, some of the tugs are pink for breast cancer awareness.

Sharonne and I with the Cardinals mascot.
Scott and Riemel
Ready, set, pull!!!

Paula giving it her all.
Chris and Nathan.
The big guys in the back.

Our time was 5.9 seconds. Not close to the top, but not last either. The team that ended up winning was Rampage - they consisted of a bunch of the ramp guys that were probably all at least 200 pounds. So, when you have a team with people my size we really don't have a chance against them :)
Team pic after our pull.
Now I can cross off "pulling a plane" from my bucket list (not that it was on there in the first place).

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