APPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO HOST SECOND PULLING FOR HONOR PLANE PULL JUNE 23

Event Proceeds Will Benefit Old Glory Honor Flight

Published Thursday, March 8, 2018

Appleton International Airport will host its second Pulling for Honor event Saturday, June 23, 2018. The event's goal is to raise $75,000 to fully fund oneOld Glory Honor Flight for 100 veterans. 

Participants will form 20-person teams and raise money to pull a 198,600-pound FedEx Airbus 300 plane. Teams will use a rope to pull the plane 12 feet. Prizes will be awarded for the top three fastest pulls, most funds raised, slowest pull and best team costume. 

Community members are welcome at the event to observe the plane pull. There will also be a children's plane pull, military and civilian aircraft displays, veteran exhibits and a brat fry. There is no cost for event admission or parking. 

"We here at Old Glory Honor Flight are so pleased to see our long-term partner, Appleton International Airport, take a lead role in this awesome fundraising opportunity," said Drew MacDonald, Old Glory Honor Flight president. 

"We are thrilled to host the second Pulling for Honor event in Northeast Wisconsin," said Abe Weber, airport director. "Our partnership with Old Glory Honor Flight is cherished by everyone here at Appleton Airport, and we are honored to host this event combining our passion for aviation with our respect for America's veterans." 

Team registration and more details are available at http://bit.ly/PullingForHonor2018

For more information about Pulling for Honor, contact Appleton International Airport administration at (920) 832-5267. 

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