About the Plane Pull

Whether you’re pulling the plane or cheering from the sidelines, there's plenty to do at the Plane Pull, aside from pulling the plane! From the annual car show and live music by UDOVOODOO and the Happy Hour Boys to the concessions, exhibitors and military and civilian aircraft displays, it’s a guaranteed good time. Gates open Saturday at 10:30 am, with event festivities beginning at 11 am; gates close at 3:45 pm, with festivities ending at 4 pm. Please note: no backpacks, coolers, firearms or pets (except for service animals) will be allowed. All event attendees must go through security prior to attending the festival.  Please prepare for delays.


Make it a getaway weekend and be sure to check out these cool Plane Pull activities:


  • Car Show - come check out the cars, trucks and motorcycles on display at the 18th Annual Dulles Day Car Show.  Admission is free, and you can help vote on the winners in five different categories.  To register your car and find out more, visit our Car Show page.


  • Aircraft Displays - don’t miss this chance to get a firsthand look at some unique aircraft! Pilots will be on hand to answer questions, and you can climb on board most planes for an exclusive view from the cockpit. See below for a list of the planned displays.


2016 Aircrafts 




Aichi Val (replica)





DC-3 Tabitha May


TBM Avenger

T-6 (3)




Bell 429

Bombadier Q200

Dash 8

Hughes 500D

20 GA aircraft



Army HH-60 Blackhawk

Air Force T-6 Prop Trainer

Navy TH-57 Helo Trainer

Marine MV-22B Osprey

Air Force T-38 Jet trainer

USCG C-130

USCG Dolphin

Army AH-64 Apache

Army Lakota


2017 Aircrafts TBD


       Pilots planning to fly in can access more details on our Getting to the Plane Pull page.



  • Police K-9 Demonstrations – Learn how airport K-9 teams protect the traveling public at Dulles and Reagan National every day. Demonstrations of the dogs’ bomb-sniffing skills just inside the event entrance gate are scheduled for 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.



  • Kids Zone – come bounce, dance and play at this year’s Kids Zone! Highlights also include a "Dunk a Cop" dunk tank!


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