The Fairfax County Police Unified Team 2 pulls an 82-ton FedEx Airbus A320.
Photo by Tom Manning/The Connection
The 27th annual Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull was held at Washington Dulles International Airport on Sept. 14. The event, presented by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and United Airlines, has raised more than $2 million for the Special Olympics of Virginia since it began in 1992. This year, 59 teams competed to see how fast they could pull a FedEx Airbus A320 or a United Boeing 757 airplane 12 feet. The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office won for the twelfth consecutive year. The Chesapeake team completed their pull in 4.95 seconds, beating the team from the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office by just .01 seconds.