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Team FGM competes at the Dulles Plane Pull

Peg and I joined Team FGM to compete at the Dulles Plane Pull charity event for Special Olympics Virginia on Saturday. This great event is held each year at the Dulles International Airport.

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There were numerous aircraft on display as well as airport maintenance equipment and firefighting gear.

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There was also a car show being held on the airfield. Both modern and vintage vehicles were represented.

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The highlight of the day was the actual pulling of an 82-ton FedEx Airbus A310! Each team of up to 25 people competed to pull the plane 12 feet in the quickest time.

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Team FGM, employees and friends of FGM, Inc. which is headquartered in Reston, VA, scored a respectable time of 13.125 seconds. Not too bad for our first time out.

Fastest Pulls:
1st Place- Chesapeake Sheriff's Office (7.493)
2nd Place- Fairfax Sheriff's Office (7.900)
3rd Place- NNSY (9.099)
 

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Representing Team FGM in the pizza eating contest was Eltahir aka “Captain Slow”. His slow and steady pace earned him third place for eating 9 large slices of pizza in 10 minutes.

Everyone seemed to have a great time at the Dulles Plane Pull and we raised lots of money for Special Olympics.

A few more aircraft photos can be viewed over on our photo pages over at photos.bgcustoms.biz

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