A group of employees from the company I work for participated in a “PLANE PULL” competition to benefit the “Special Olympics” several years ago. With 20 of us pulling on a 722, let me tell you, those things are hard to pull! I can’t imagine ONE MAN pulling a plane of similar weight WITH HIS HAIR!
I think our team came in dead last in the competition - if not, then we were definately at the bottom of the list.
I got to participate in one of the first events and our team won for the least weight on the rope. When I got on with FX, Plane Pull = OT $$
I work for a newspaper (yes, “the media”)… So we were just a bunch of wimpy journalists and I.T. guys… competing against police departments, fire departments, FedEx guys. We didn’t stand a chance
But I got to get out on the tarmac with a 727, and just down the way was a Sudia 747! Other people from the event were milling around it, so I mosied on down the line and got to marvel at the enormity of that bird up close.
This past year we had an MD-10 out there also as a static display you could walk up into and see the upper deck cargo area, did you see that?
Could you smell it, the SV B747 The somebitch stinks like hell in the bellies. Up inside is not that bad…gold trimming around first and business. Their T7 is a nice looking bird as well…but the smell man I tell you…
We did the event once, about 4 to 6 years ago. No MD-11s out there that I can recall, but there were several other 727s out there.