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Plane Pull 8 – Ready for Take-off September 14th!

Release date: 
13 September 2013 :00am

OTTAWA – The Airport Authority is pleased to present Plane Pull Challenge 8 on Saturday, September 14, at the Ottawa Airport. The Plane Pull raises funds for charitable initiatives in Ottawa and Gatineau, and is a key fundraiser for Project Clear Skies, the Authority’s charitable giving program. Funds raised in the 2013 edition of the event will be shared equally between Project Clear Skies and the Sens Foundation.

The event will feature teams of 15 to 20 people who will pull an Air Canada Embraer E-190 aircraft a total of 12 feet. The team that pulls the 80,000 lb. aircraft the fastest wins!  

Besides the pull itself, there are many things to see and do for the whole family, including: Spartacat, the Senators ambassador of fun, the Sens Street Tour inflatables (weather permitting), Shriners clowns, magic acts, face painting, local band Bacon Tree, BBQ lunch, demonstrations by the Airport Authority’s Canine Unit, and much more.

For more information concerning Project Clear Skies and Plane Pull Challenge 8, visit

Where: Ottawa International Airport, corner of Paul Benoit Driveway (formerly Canadair Private) and Croil Private, follow the signs

When:  Saturday, September 14, 2013

             Opening Remarks at 11:00 a.m., First Pull at approx. 11:10 a.m.  Grounds open at 10:00 a.m.

Who:    Mark Laroche, President and CEO, Ottawa International Airport Authority; Krista Kealey, Vice President, Communications and

             Public Affairs, Ottawa International Airport Authority; Danielle Robinson, President, Sens Foundation; Spartacat (who needs no

             introduction), Ottawa Senators Hockey Club.

MC:      Suntman Stu, Majic 100

For more information, please contact:

Krista Kealey,

Brad Weir,