2019 ALS Plane Pull

October 1, 2019

2019 ALS Plane Pull

On September 21, 2019, Nieuport Aviation teamed up with corporate partners SSP Canada, The Hudson Group, ASP and Bee-Clean by entering a team of 12 dedicated employees into the 2019 ALS Plane Pull. “The Terminalators” pulled a 37,000-pound plane for 100 metres in order to help raise money and increase awareness for the fight against ALS. The team finished with a final pull time of 1 minute 12 seconds.

Nieuport team pulling a DASH-8 Q400 plane

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a motor neuron disease that gradually paralyzes people as the brain slowly loses the ability to communicate with muscles of the human body. Over time, as the muscles of the body break down, someone living with ALS will lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe. The ALS Society of Canada provides individuals suffering from or affected by ALS with the resources they need to help make day-to-day life with ALS less overwhelming and more manageable.

With our help, the ALS Society of Canada continues to provide support and services for families living with ALS, fund high quality research that offers the most promise to slow down the progression of ALS, and advocate for policy that will have a meaningful impact on people living with ALS today and in the future.

For more information or to donate to the cause visit the ALS Society of Canada. Also check out all the photos from the 2019 plane pull day here!

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