Aviation Photo #1595424: Airbus A320-232 - United Airlines


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  • Sergey R
    United Airlines
    Airbus A320-232
    Airbus A320
    Airbus A320
    Airbus
    1559
    N481UA
    San Francisco - International
    California
    USA
    October 11, 2009
  • 225

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October 17, 2009
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"Pull the jet" contest at United's annual Fleet Week celebration event. [ Nikon D70s + 18-200VR ]
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Comments (34)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Who wins the contest?

next level is the 747 in the background
Anonymous
6 years ago
5 stars jaja my dad did it a year ago in american airlines hub in san juan the pulled the airbus a 300!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
LOL I see myself in the crowd! I was there watching!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I was there!!!!!!!!!!, my dad is one of the guys pulling!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice to see some fun being had in the business! How about giving the A380 a go?
Anonymous
6 years ago
I hope they didn't put the Parking Brakes on...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Btw I was the one who said im in the picture...tallest head by the second cone to the left in the far back...my a.net name is UAL757 haha and I posted a TR on this
Anonymous
6 years ago
I log into A.net and see a familiar sight! This was FlyerTalk Team 1! I'm the 9th from the left with the khakis and dark blue jacket...and cannot stop laughing uncontrollably as this was not how I pictured finding myself in the database. XD
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very fun too!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is a step towards "Green" aviation :-)
Anonymous
6 years ago
More cutbacks in aviation have lead to this more 'economincal' method of pushback.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I know a person who can do that on his own and only with his teeth...lol.
I saw him on german TV.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is huge fun!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Just have teams like these at every airport. Feed them with beans. Wait, don't let thos low cost airlines see this. They'll come up with passengers doing the pushback! Ready? PULL!
Anonymous
6 years ago
As if it weren't strange enough to see a bunch of people pulling an airliner... but look at that space shuttle in the background! awesome :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Really funny... I wish I were there. Great shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
7th from the end, we pulled it 20ft in under 13s
Anonymous
6 years ago
Uh, who's winning?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Harsh,harsh and harsh. absolutely brilliant. new discovery; use people as tugs.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Im the 6th from the left. very fun day. thanks UA.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thats way too Easy, pulling a little A320!
Now, lets see that done with a 777, or a A380
Anonymous
6 years ago
Hello i love this photo i am the big guy @ the end. Go me drinking my celebrity slim while writitng this....
Anonymous
6 years ago
Pull that thing in the background. Yes the 747-400
Anonymous
6 years ago
I wish I was there. I was watching the blue angles at Pier 41.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I also wish I was there. I was watching the air show from the Marina Greens, in the V.I.P. tents, which were awesome!
Anonymous
6 years ago
A real challenge to pull would be the C-5 Galaxy.
Anonymous
6 years ago
HaHa! Next in line... the AN-225!
Anonymous
5 years ago
The real challenge would be the 747-400 in the background
Anonymous
5 years ago
Now let's see them pull the 747!
Anonymous
4 years ago
It explains those news about the newest United's pushback tractor I've heard last month :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Hahaha! Amazing Use of Human Power, now lets see them do a pushback.
Anonymous
4 years ago
This explains why people were so tired coming home the next day a friend of mine did this and when I saw him try to pick up his bag at baggage claim I laughed so hard I cried and was rolling on the ground laughing!
Anonymous
2 years ago
How cool is that!!
Anonymous
2 years ago
A smart way to fight unemployment in air transport.....