Teams pull plane to raise money for United Way
SALISBURY, Md. – Do you think you could pull a plane with a rope? Well that’s exactly what groups did on Friday at the Salisbury Airport.
It was the ninth annual plane pull, an event hosted by Piedmont Airlines that benefits the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.
Employees, community members, and volunteers could sign up to pull a jet aircraft for fifteen feet.
Teams gripped the rope and pulled as hard as they could, all to see who could move the plane the fastest.
Piedmont Airline’s CEO says this is just something small the company can do to give back to the community.
“It’s just really great to be able to give back to the community, we owe so much to this community, the Eastern shore, this is our home, and we’ve been in business here for a long time so it’s really nice for us to be able to support the community,” Lyle Hogg, the President and CEO, said.
Hogg says the company has no plans of stopping the annual tradition any time soon.