12th Annual Plane Pull Returns to Indianapolis International Airport – Indianapolis News | Weather Indiana | Indiana traffic

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Republic Airways hosted its 12th annual Plane Pull event on Saturday.

The event benefits A Kid Again, Indiana Wish, Riley Children’s Foundation and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent.

The Plane Pull is dedicated to the memory of Tyler Frenzel, a boy from Carmel, Indiana, who suffered from leukemia and died in 2004, according to a news release. Since its inception, the event has raised nearly $4.3 million for children battling life-threatening diseases.

The Plane Pull took place at Republic Airways Indianapolis Maintenance Center Hanger, 3998 S. Hoffman Road.

The event will include a free Kids’ Zone with activities for youth of all ages, food and beverage vendors and a variety of aircraft and airport vehicles to see and tour.

“Republic Airways is proud to host this unique event that gives our community the opportunity to get an up-close look at the world of aviation while caring for some of the most vulnerable children in the state of Indiana,” said Amy Arnell, CEO of Corporate and Community Responsibility for Republic Airways.

Arnell added, “Whether you team up with friends from work, school, church or the neighborhood, pulling a 24-ton plane is a powerful and fun way to show your support.”

The public is invited to participate by assembling a team of ten to pull a 24-ton 15-foot aircraft or by simply watching the competition during this family-friendly event.

More information can be found here.