The 6th Dorset Plane Pull saw more than fifteen teams enlisted to pull a Boeing 737 a muscle busting 50 metres at Bournemouth Airport. Three of those teams were pulling and raising money for the JTYAF and many of their team members have been supporting the event and the charity for many years.
First up for the JTYAF was Stig (Chris Morson) and 'Stig's Boys.' They even managed to get the Mayor of Bournemouth on side for the challenge! Watch their fantastic effort here.
Rus Jolley and his team from 'The Conditioning Centre' were the second JTYAF team to pull and they came in as runners up in a fantastic 43 seconds, pipped to the finishing line by this year and last year's winners, 'Al of a Pull.'
Finally it was down to the Air Cadets from 2358 (Ferndown) and 130 (Bournemouth) Squadrons. It is no mean task to pull a Boeing 737 weighing in at 350,000 kg a distance of 50 metres and when the front wheel of the plane gets stuck in a pot hole it really doesn't help. Well the cadets were not to be put off and on their second attempt managed a pretty tidy pull in just over a minute.
A big thank you to Team BCFT who were sadly unable to join us on the rearranged day but still managed to raise a fantastic £444 in sponsorship.
Well done and thank you to all the team members and especially to Chris Morson, Rus Jolley and Chris Symonds who organised everyone, making sure that they had their ID on the day. A huge thank you to Richard Griffin, Peter, Kyrie and Carl Feltham and to all the Plane Pull team as this is one huge event to organise and they do a fantastic job, juggling their full time jobs alongside a massive amount of preparation. The cadets from 2358 (Ferndown) and 130 (Bournemouth) Squadrons of the Air Training Corps have been supporting the event since it started in 2009 and their help is crucial to the success of the event and we can't thank them enough.
If you would like to put in a team for the Dorset Plane Pull 2015 please contact Pete Thornton on 07792 121645 and he register your interest.
We'll update the website when we have the final figures and all the pulling times.