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Travis Mills Plane Pull
Saturday, October 28, 2023
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The Travis Mills Plane Pull is free and open to the public RAIN or SHINE!

News Center Maine will Emcee the Event All Day

92 Moose, 99.9 the Wolf on site

Recalibrated Veteran Team is Pulling in the contest

Travis Mills in person to cheer on Teams

Food Trucks: Starting at 10:30 AM

Children’s Bounce House/ Obstacle Course/ Corn Hole Toss/Face Painting/Tattoos

Appearance by Slugger from the Portland Sea Dogs


  • 8:30   Shuttles begin to pick up Plane Pull Participants

  • 9:00   Participants arrive at hangar and begin check in

  • 9:45   Hangar Door Opens, teams are released to ramp

  • 10:00 Opening Ceremonies Begin, Presentation of Colors, National Anthem, Welcome Remarks, SSG Travis Mills

  • 10:30 Plane Pull Begins (Wave #1, followed by Wave #2)

  • 10:30  Food Trucks Arrive

  • 11:30  Judging Most Patriotic Tents

  • 1:00:   Awards Ceremony

  • 1:15    Shuttles Return Participants to parking lots (Shuttles will be running all day.)


Team Parking

There is no parking at the Jetport property. We have secured private parking courtesy of UNUM, Cross Insurance and Nichols Parking lots on Congress Street for all teams and the general public. Maps and directions will follow. Free shuttle buses will transport teams to and from the parking lots to the event, running all day long. Each Wave will be given a pick-up time at the parking lots beginning at 8:45 AM. Regular pick-ups to follow. Families coming with a team puller can ride the shuttle as well. If a member of your party is disabled, there is accessible parking on-site on Westbrook Street with appropriate car tag designation displayed.

At the Hangars

This year we have two hangars for teams to congregate. Please note that everyone will be required to stay inside the Registration Hangars until 9:45 AM, until we are given the go ahead by TSA security that we may walk out on the ramp and begin opening ceremonies. Only team members are allowed in the hangars prior to 9:45 AM. Families and spectators will wait outside the hangars until we have permission to be on the ramp.

Team Check-in

The shuttle bus will drop your team off at the event site and Registration Hangars on Westbrook Street adjacent to the Embassy Suites. Check-in tables will be set up by team name and team captains will need to have each team member sign the participation waiver and receive a wristband. Members of each team, whether pulling or not, will be required to sign a waiver. It is the team captain’s responsibility to disperse the forms to sign and return to the check in table. You will be given your team T-shirts at registration. Team captains will need to complete any final payment due of their fundraising at the Payment Table.

9:00 AM Wave #1 Teams Arrive at Hangar- Enter Hanger #1

10:30 AM Wave #2 Teams Arrive at Hangar- Enter Hanger #2

*All teams must be on site by 11:00AM.

 **Wave #2 Teams are allowed to arrive early and go to the designated hangar in order to be present for opening ceremonies.

There is no registration of team members allowed the day of the event. All teams must be fully filled and registered to 20 people on the website no later than Monday, Oct. 23. You must have 20 and only 20 team members on the tow line. Teams should consider registering extra team members in case of no shows.

What to Bring

Pop-Up Tent and Decorations. Although not required, teams generally provide a 10 x 10 pop-up tent which sits on the tarmac for viewing the plane pull. Teams decorate their tents with patriotic themes and Travis Mills will make an award to the Most Patriotic Tent.

This year, teams that want to supply a pop-up tent, can drop it off in advance at the hangar (1011 Westbrook Street) on Oct. 21 from 9AM-3PM. Your tent must be labeled with your team name. This year tents will be set up by teams, not staff. Placement of tents will be first come first serve in the designated area.

Personal Coolers

Teams are welcome to bring personal coolers with snacks and drinks. However, Fed Ex and TSA security strictly prohibits alcohol, drugs or firearms at the event. Please respect this rule for the safety of our teams and our ability to hold this event courtesy of Fed Ex.

What is Provided

  • Free coffee and doughnuts at registration for team members donated by Aroma Joes

  • A case of bottled water per team donated by Poland Spring Water

  • Pulling gloves if desired

  • Team Photo at the beginning of your pull

  • Team T-shirt (If registered by Oct. 1, 2023)


Contact: Justin Crockett, Team Concierge, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Details


October 28, 2023


10:00 AM

Venue Address

1001 Westbrook Street

Portland, ME 04102


Location 60 Eustis Rd. Waterville

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