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MoD Volunteer
08-31-2007, 09:54 AM
:arrow: (Updated: 9/5) IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PULLING THE 727, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. WE HAD SEVERAL COMPANIES WHO PAID AND ARE REGISTERED, YET ARE A FEW PEOPLE SHORT OF A 20-PERSON TEAM. SO IF YOU ARE AT LEAST 18, HAVE A PHOTO ID, A PAIR OF GLOVES AND CLOSED-TOE SHOES (like sneakers or boots), PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME OR JANET ASAP!
[email protected]
[email protected], 516-496-2108

THANKS SO MUCH!!!

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HERE IS THE LINK I FOUND ON THIS SITE (TAKEN BY "DERF") FROM LAST YEAR'S EVENT!
http://www.airdisaster.com/forums/showthread.php?p=459810%20-%20post459810

IT'S NOT TOO LATE - GET A TEAM TOGETHER FOR THIS COOL EVENT!!!!!

Here are the details:
The March of Dimes Long Island Division will host the Second Annual Pull For Prematurity on Sunday, September 9 at Sheltair, located in the Republic Airport in Farmingdale. The event actually begins at 11:00 AM but registration will begin at 9:30 AM. There will be entertainment and activities throughout the day as well!

The "jet-plane pull" features teams of 20 members (aged 18 years or older), competing in various categories in timed competitions, by pulling a Boeing 727 aircraft (via a 150-foot rope tied to a trailer hitch attached to the front wheel of the plane), twelve feet in the best time.

The registration fee is $1,000 per team, ($50 per person), with proceeds going to support March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness Campaign. Teams are to congregate at the Dave and Busterís parking lot located at Airport Plaza in Farmingdale at 9:30 AM.

For the second consecutive year, FedEx has donated the use of a 727 jet plane and supplied an army of volunteers for the day. Nassau Flyers, Inc., D & K Aviation Inc., Kimco Realty Corp. and the American Airpower Museum are event contributors and sponsors. In addition to FedEx, other teams include Deloitte, GSE Dynamics, NAI, NLIA, Suffolk County Police Department and Reuters. Are YOU interested in organizing a team for this worth while event? If yes, then simply contact Janet Reddy at 516-496-2108 (or email [email protected]) to register your team by phone or to receive more information about this great event!
News12 will be covering this event, and there will also be activities for kids (such as face painting, magic, mini-jet races) SO BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
(Spectators should also meet at Airport Plaza where they will be bused over to the actual site.)


The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies and in 2003 launched a campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth. For more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language Web site at nacersano.org.

PhilDernerJr
08-31-2007, 07:13 PM
I would like to set up a team for this. If we can get 20 people here who would like to cough up $50 asap who wouldn't die if they participated, I'd want to do it.

Who's up for it?

Also, welcome to the site, MoD. Instead of posting an ad post, we could have accommodated you so much better to promote this ahead of time. I'll make this a sticky for the time being. Remember us next year!!! I just wish we had more notice. :(

MoD Volunteer
08-31-2007, 07:22 PM
Thanks Phil! I will need to get some additional info such as your TEAM NAME, etc....plus there are some things we should discuss regarding team details for day of. Let's touch base on Tuesday, if that's okay.

My apologies for not informing this audience earlier. I happened to have come across this site via a google search for this event. There were AMAZING pictures taken at last year's Jet Pull. (Thank you DERF). I will be certain to communicate it much sooner next year so ample planning take place.

Looking forward to meeting you and your team (tbd) on 9/9!
-Jodi (March of Dimes volunteer)

PhilDernerJr
08-31-2007, 07:28 PM
You've been emailed. :)

Anyone down?

Midnight Mike
09-02-2007, 02:34 PM
You've been emailed. :)

Anyone down?

I am willing to donate $50 to the NYC team, but, my body is a little far away....

moose135
09-02-2007, 07:12 PM
who wouldn't die if they participated

You had me until this part...I'd be glad to be the designated photographer and lend moral support to the team.

Derf
09-02-2007, 07:35 PM
I have a medical issue....well, besides the mental issues I have :lol:

My arm is not so good, after X-rays and MRI's, it is starting to get better.... :lol:

I can not pull much more than a trigger right now. I will be 1 step behind moose just incase
he has to change his battery or memmory card or somethin!

AirtrafficController
09-02-2007, 08:13 PM
I would do it if I was 18. BTW I am on a military exercise team (varisty sport) for Army JROTC.

pgengler
09-02-2007, 08:39 PM
I'm going to be heading out to FRG to catch the 727 anyway, so I'd definitely participate.

flyboy 28
09-02-2007, 09:05 PM
If I were only three months older... :?

mirrodie
09-02-2007, 09:09 PM
Phil, I wanted to try it for this year but the date sprang up quickly.

I am still down for it but I doubt we can get 20 people in such short time.

If not this year, we should seriously organize this year and prepare for the 2008 event.

kc2aqg
09-03-2007, 08:53 PM
http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/104613978-L.jpg

The guy standing next to the gentlemen kneeling in the referee shirt on the far side of the aircraft is me!!! You can even see my portable ham radio! :D I was a volunteer working communications via the Ham Radio for the event with RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service), and was lucky enough to get to stand next to the nosewheel and call the times over to the "scoreboard" for each pull. I actually met Moose also before the event started if I recall correctly, I'm surprised I didn't get to meet Fred. I also got to talking with the FedEx A&P who was sitting in the cockpit for the event and he gave me a really nice tour of the cockpit (didn't bring a camera, D'oh!!!). One team was shy by one person, so I got to pull with them as well! It was a really fun event and I'd tell anyone to get involved, as the March of Dimes is a great organization and I've been working with them via RACES for their events for the last 10 years. I would be volunteering at this year's event as well if I could, but I will be in Paris for work towards the end of this week. C'mon people, I think we can get a team of 20 out there for this!

nikon50bigma
09-03-2007, 09:38 PM
I'll see you guys there, I'm not going to be participating....crazy age standard.
Is it going to be at the airpower museum or at the Terminal area?

Derf
09-04-2007, 08:20 AM
It is being held by Shelt Air but it should be in the same place as last time. Shelt air ramp is a little to hard and it is much easier to make the Cessna and Piper pilot walk a little more. The limos are more difficult to move around the airport than the aircraft!

I would suggest playing it as inbetween D&K and Airpower.

mirrodie
09-04-2007, 10:34 AM
Being that its this Sunday, I'll try to catch the landing :)

pgengler
09-04-2007, 10:40 AM
Any idea what time the plane is going to be coming in?

MoD Volunteer
09-04-2007, 11:35 AM
The plane will actually be arriving at FRG on FRIDAY evening at 7:45PM, 9/7.

We really would greatly appreciate those who can help pull the plane. If there aren't 20 folks to form a team, then we can certainly use "fill-ins" for other teams. (Unfortunately, several teams and team members have recently withdrawn from the event but have donated $$. Therefore, if you would like to be a "filler", and respectively so :D , then your donation would be covered.)

btw, thank you to everyone for viewing and/or responding to this post. It is refreshing to see such camaraderie within this organization.

(FYI: To those who have emailed Janet at [email protected], please be aware that her email system is unavailable till end of day, 9/4. If you'd like, please email me directly at [email protected] ).

Thank you!
Jodi

PhilDernerJr
09-05-2007, 01:27 PM
We, as NYCA, will not be able to form a team. However, that sounds like a great opportunity to get in on a team for free!

I hope some of you take advantage of that.

mirrodie
09-05-2007, 02:08 PM
Well, since the update, is anyone down to BE A PART OF IT??

I'm most likely IN the event now. C'mon, who else is in??

Tom, Phil?
Eric, Other Phil?

C'mon, we may NOT be able to get 20 guys but let's see if our individual presence can be put to a good cause.

Let's get some NYCA members out there even if we can't get a full 20 people!!

eric8669
09-05-2007, 02:31 PM
I would have done this, unfortunately I will be in Florida this weekend.


Eric

mirrodie
09-05-2007, 07:25 PM
I just re-read the post. Andy, are you going this year? If so, you ARE pulling :)

Sounds like the Other Phil is in too.

Also, I'll be seeing who at my gym might be interested. You never know.

nikon50bigma
09-05-2007, 08:48 PM
Are you guys positive about that age limit?

T-Bird76
09-05-2007, 09:06 PM
I'm leaving for Canada on Sunday I won't be down there.

MoD Volunteer
09-06-2007, 07:42 AM
Are you guys positive about that age limit?

Unfortunately, yes, you must be 18 years old. Sorry! (Rules set by FedEx, not March of Dimes.)

- Jodi

MoD Volunteer
09-06-2007, 04:09 PM
The plane will actually be arriving at FRG on FRIDAY evening at 7:45PM, 9/7.


INCORRECT TIME! The plane will be landing at 7:45 AM on Friday (tomorrow)!!!!!

nikon50bigma
09-08-2007, 03:48 PM
Will it be where the F-14 usually is at FRG and fenced in the AAM's property?
Where are the rest of you photograpghers going to be setting up 'shop'?
Hopefully tomorrow will be alot clearer than today.

Derf
09-09-2007, 04:32 PM
Here are just a few shots of the aircraft
http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/193611106-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/193607869-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/193610336-L.jpg

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http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/193612415-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/193613471-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/193615331-L.jpg
More to follow, Off to a wedding! ;)

moose135
09-10-2007, 10:10 AM
Had a great time Sunday morning. Got to meet our new friend Jodi from MofD, Mario joined one of the teams - and they won an award! Here are a few shots from the event...

One of the FedEx teams pulling the jet.
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/193851607-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/193851838-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/193853050-L.jpg

Suffolk's Finest give the jet a tug.
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/193872822-L.jpg

Mario and son with the Red Bull Girls. He's starting the little guy out right :D
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/193873405-L.jpg

All the hours in the gym really pay off for Mario.
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/193874540-L.jpg

The Airpower Museum team tried for a little bit of an advantage :D
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/193888724-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/193889004-L.jpg

Some of the team awards.
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/193889880-L.jpg

Mario and Sebastian accepting the trophy for "Longest Pull" - the awards are based on fastest time to pull the jet 12 feet (the winning team did it in 6.009 seconds) Mario's team had the longest time among those who completed the full 12 foot pull, clocking in at 16.024.
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/193893231-L.jpg

More photos at http://moose135.smugmug.com/gallery/3452009

MoD Volunteer
09-10-2007, 11:15 AM
Great pics Moose!

Although not nearly as good as the pics that you and Derf took, here is a link to a few pics that I took. (#41 is me.)

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welc ... mjFm0aMXog (http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0QaNmjFm0aMXog)

Thanks again to NYCAviation.com for your support. Looking forward to your involvement in next year's event.

Cheers,
Jodi

PhilDernerJr
09-10-2007, 11:21 AM
Mario....getting jacked man! Nice work.

Excellent pics, guys. :)

mirrodie
09-10-2007, 08:24 PM
Had Mario and Sebastian accepting the trophy for "Longest Pull" - the awards are based on fastest time to pull the jet 12 feet (the winning team did it in 6.009 seconds) Mario's team had the longest time among those who completed the full 12 foot pull, clocking in at 16.024.


I told you I was going for a trophy! :mrgreen: Thanks for the great photos Moose. It was a fun time. Our team was a mix of two companies who didn't have enough people and I was a stand in.

But I'm telling y'all, get ready for next year. It's for a great cause!

Derf
09-12-2007, 06:08 PM
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