The theme for this year's event was, "Towing the Line to Save Lives". This is an annual American Cancer Society fundraiser. The entry fees alone this year brought in over $20,000. There was food, various displays and info booths set up inside the huge VQ-1 aircraft hanger along the flight line on Tiyan. The event was well attended. I would estimate the crowds to be in excess of 2000 people.
In the plane pull competition itself, more than 40 teams went head to head for the best time. The competition was ferocious. Everyone gave it their all.
Here are a few pictures that I took:
Another team is pulling a 737.
Part of Team GFD at the staging area.
Team GFD receiving their briefing.
Capt. Soriano, team coordinator, laying down the strategy.
Team GFD and friends ready for the big pull
Team Picture for Team GFD.
The start of the Big Pull.
Everybody giving their all.
Pulling so hard a teammates hair (red tee) is
The pull is over and the team is exhausted.
Though Team GFD did not win the event, we won in our hearts as all teams did. We contributed towards winning the fight against cancer. It was a great time for a great cause.
More pictures are available to view at this web link: https://picasaweb.google.com/rueben.olivas/ACSPlanePull9Apr2011?authkey=Gv1sRgCLrtmvmQ8fiBcw&feat=directlink
Until next time....