When 52 days to go April 13, 2024 at 9:00am 3 hrs
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PB4Y on the tarmac

How Many People Can Say They Pulled a 40,000 Pound Airplane?

Join a Team to Say, You Can!

 Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 9 a.m.

The SafeLaunch Plane Pull is an extreme team challenge where teams of 10 engage in a tug-of-war against a 40,000 pound fully refurbished PB4Y military aircraft!

The team that pulls the airplane 50 feet in the fastest time in each division will earn the title of Division Champion! 

Prizes await the winning division teams as well as the team that raises the most money for the cause: To give youth every opportunity to grow up drug and alcohol-free.

Entry details:

Teams will compete in one of three divisions.

  • Open Division
  • School Division
  • Public Safety Division (includes law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, and military personnel). 

Each team of 10 needs to raise $1,000 to compete; that’s only $100 per person.

For the school division, each team needs to raise $500; that’s only $50 per person.

Who can participate?

Anyone can participate.* Form a team with friends, coworkers, sports teams, family members, or workout buddies! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. First and foremost, this is an opportunity to have fun while supporting the SafeLaunch and Way Out West youth drug and alcohol prevention programs. 

The more money each team raises, the greater the chances are of winning the Fundraising Champion title, even if your team doesn’t win a Division Champion title.

*If you don't have a team to join and want to participate, sign up to pull with "Team SafeLaunch" HERE. You'll still raise $100 (or more) for the cause and have a great time!

Competitors will be provided with a Plane Pull Tee Shirt, water and a snack.

Invite your friends and families to watch you compete! Chairs, hats, and water recommended.

Sign Up Now!

Spaces are limited to 200 participants, so don't delay! Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. April 10. 

Whether you are signing up a team above, or as an individual member of "Team SafeLaunch", here, we'll email you the information you need to get started. 

Check in begins at 9 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies 9:30 a.m.
First plane pull starts at 9:45 a.m.
Awards ceremony to follow.


The SafeLaunch Plane Pull is presented in partnership with the Way Out West Coalition.

For information about becoming a sponsor of this community-benefit event, click here.

Sign up to volunteer at the event, here.


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