Aircraft pull raises CFC nearly $5,000
By Rob Bardua, U.S. Air Force Museum Public Affairs
/ Published October 15, 2003
DAYTON, Ohio (AFPN) -- Twenty-four teams pulled their way to nearly $5,000 in Combined Federal Campaign donations here recently during the U.S. Air Force Museum's fifth annual aircraft pull.
People joined 15- to 20-member teams, each contributing $200 team entry fees to CFC, to see who could drag a 60,000-pound F-111F fighter jet the farthest in 45 seconds. During the one-day event, teams in all-male, all-female and coed categories shattered two previous-event records and raised money for more than 1,600 charities worldwide.
The results of the event were:
-- The 88th Air Base Wing team won the coed division, with a pull of 292 feet, 7 inches, breaking the previous record of 283 feet, 3 inches.
-- The Air Force Security Assistance Center team won the women's division with a pull of 212 feet, 6.5 inches, also breaking the previous record of 184 feet.
-- The B-2 Spirit team won the men's division with a pull of 326 feet, 7 inches. The previous record still stands at 339 feet, 6 inches. (Courtesy of Air Force Materiel Command News Service)