Team Pulling Plane

About Plane Pull for Sight

Plane Pull for Sight is a fun, unique and family-friendly team-building event in which teams of anywhere from 5 all the way up to 20 people – friends, family, colleagues, coworkers – compete to pull a 65-ton FedEx 757 cargo plane along a 20 ft. course, all in support of Orbis Canada.

Teams are required to fundraise a minimum of $2,000 for the opportunity to take part in this ultimate tug-of-war, and the chance to win some great prizes.

Along with the pull itself, there will be a whole host of other fun games and activities for participants and their families to enjoy, such as a giant obstacle course, 20 ft. climbing wall, 9-hole mini-putt course, bouncy castles, face-painting and so much more! And, of course, one of the highlights of the day is always the Kids' Pull. 

What started as a small event in Toronto, ON ten years ago, is now Orbis Canada’s signature fundraising event. Since 2009, more than 10,000 people have joined us on the tarmac in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver –all pulling together to support Orbis in our fight to end avoidable blindness and restore vision for millions of people around the world.

With the incredible support of our National Sponsor, FedEx, and the countless thousands who have donated over the years, Plane Pull for Sight has raised nearly $1 million, and is poised to eclipse that mark in 2018.

Why Pull a Plane?

Orbis is a non-profit with its roots firmly embedded within the aviation industry. The Plane Pull is a symbol of our Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, a fully equipped teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft. On the outside, the plane is like most other planes, but inside, it's like no other. Take a 3D Tour of the Flying Eye Hospital »
Flying Eye Hospital (Plane)

About Orbis and our Canadian Volunteer Faculty

Orbis is an international non-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide. Orbis programs focus on the prevention of blindness and the treatment of blinding eye diseases in developing countries. 80% of visual impairment can be avoided or cured. Help Orbis now to bring vision to millions of people in need! Read more about our Canadian doctors, nurses and biomedical engineers volunteering their time to save sight all over the world. Learn more about our Canadian VFs »Doctor and patient eye exam