Delta Air Lines organizes annual plane-pulling event for its employees

All for a good cause.
  • The event is known as the Delta Jet Drag
  • Teams of 25 people compete to pull a Boeing 757
  • Tom Brady also made an appearance at the event

Published on Apr 30, 2024 at 11:37AM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 30, 2024 at 11:44AM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood

Delta Air Lines has just hosted its annual plane-pulling fundraising event where teams compete to pull a passenger plane.

The airline has teamed up with the American Cancer Society for a worthy cause.

In the video, we can see a team pulling a Delta Air Lines jet with a single rope.

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Their aim is to raise money for worthy causes like cancer research, patient care programs, and much more.

In the end, the fundraiser raised a total of $1,275,562 for the American Cancer Society.

The event sees different teams, often made up of Delta Air Lines employees, sponsors, and volunteers, engage in a tug-of-war-style competition.

The only difference is that instead of each other, they have to pull a Boeing 757.

This incredible event features 180 teams of 25 people each competing to see who can pull the plane the fastest.

The event combines efforts to support a good cause with a display of teamwork and physical strength.

They were also joined by seven-time Super Bowl champion ‘Tom Brady’, who also participated in the event.

The Super Bowl champ and airline are in a partnership, where Brady is working with the airline in a strategic role.

The event is better known as the ‘Delta Jet Drag’ and it’s a fantastic display of teamwork and community spirit for a crucial cause.

The event took place on Friday morning, April 26, 2024.

This year marked the 20th edition of the annual event at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta.

Delta is quite well known for organizing such eccentric events.

Just this month, they offered a path-of-totality flight to watch the 2024 solar eclipse at 30,000 ft.

It was the first total solar eclipse since 2017, and the next won’t be until 2044!

Not quite a once-in-a-lifetime event – if you’re lucky – but not far away at all.

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