The silly dedicated folks from NVAR’s government affairs staff found an… unusual way to raise money for the Special Olympics: They’re going to have a tug-of-war with a 150,000 pound Boeing 747.

It’s part of an event called the Dulles Plane Pull, and the NVAR team (the Capitol Flyers) of 20 that includes some lobbyists and legislators — Chuck Caputo and David Poisson from the House of Delegates, and Mark Herring from the state senate. (Good to see them doing something to save fuel.)

Oh, and to give you an idea what they’re up against, here’s an old Boeing publicity shot of flight attendants next to a 747:


You can cheer the Flyers on at Dulles Airport on Saturday, Sept. 6 — they’ll be pulling between 11:30 and 12:30. More importantly, you can donate to the cause quickly and easily through They’re at about 75 percent of their goal of a mere $1500, so help ‘em out.