20/20 Virtual Plane Pull for Sight

BIG NEWS: Plane Pull for Sight is going VIRTUAL in 2020! That’s right, your favourite plane pulling event is going entirely virtual this year – and we couldn’t be more excited to invite you and your team along for the incredible ride!

Following the recommendations of our public health authorities, we had to make the difficult but necessary decision to officially cancel our in-person Plane Pull for Sight events rescheduled for this fall in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. The health and safety of our Plane Pull community is, as always, our top priority. And while we’re disappointed we won’t see everyone on the tarmac this fall as we’d hoped, we’re thrilled to bring you the first-ever fully virtual Plane Pull for Sight!

Instead of pulling a 60-tonne FedEx 757 cargo plane across the tarmac, this once-in-a-lifetime experience will take you and your teammates on a fabulous virtual flight of fun and friendly competition aboard our very own Orbis Flying Eye Hospital.

Check out the video below to see what it’s all about!

Plane Pull for Sight is going VIRTUAL in 2020

Proudly supported by National Event Sponsor, FedEx, Plane Pull for Sight is our annual fundraiser that usually pits your team of up to 20 people against a 60-tonne 757 cargo plane in the ultimate tug-of-war challenge. But this year, things are a little different – OK, very different!

What Can My Team and I Expect?

Taking place entirely online in a Zoom environment, teams of up to 12 family, friends, colleagues, and co-workers will experience a series of video and virtual flight simulation elements combined with live skill-testing games and interactive team competitions. Teams will work together to solve challenges and compete with other Plane Pull teams for the chance to win some great prizes. Challenges will include:

Wit & Wisdom: Test your team’s collective intellect in a series of brain-bending, skill-testing trivia and problem-solving challenges.

Team Spirit Triumph: Show off your team’s imagination and creativity as you compete for best team cheer, craziest team costume and much more.

Digital Domination: Let your social media obsession earn your team some valuable points as you post, share and like to your heart’s content.

Feats of Fundraising: Fly past your individual or team fundraising goal and see if you can soar to the top of the leaderboard.

And the best part? The Virtual Orbis Plane Pull for Sight is open to teams all across Canada. So whether you’re in Nanaimo, British Columbia; North Battleford, Saskatchewan; Napanee, Ontario; or New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, this event is for you! Just choose one of 19 departure cities closest to you (each one represented by an actual FedEx ramp), register your team and raise at least $1,500 – all in support of Orbis Canada and our mission to end avoidable blindness.

This year, you can join the fun from anywhere in Canada

Then buckle up for an awesome hour of high-energy team-building fun and friendly competition as you take a virtual journey aboard the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital.

Your Virtual Plane Pull for Sight event includes two interactive experiences in an online Zoom environment:

Pre-Flight Experience - event introduction and pre-flight systems check

  • Meeting with your own personal Flight Director (Orbis staff
  • Pre-flight challenges to get your team ready for the main Plane Pull competition

Plane Pull for Sight Competition Flight – your virtual flight on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

  • Live event video and aviation style experiences guiding you through your journey
  • Fun and exciting team building games
  • Fast-paced and exciting competition against other Plane Pull teams

Team scores will be added to our Flight Control Centre where you’ll see your standings and how you stack up against other Plane Pull teams.

We Need Your Support More Than Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic has created hardships for everyone, including Orbis. The extraordinary need and incredible importance of what we do at Orbis hasn’t changed, but we’re facing unprecedented challenges that threaten our ability to deliver our sight-saving, life-changing work.

Plane Pull for Sight is our biggest and most important fundraiser of the year. That’s why we need you – our Orbis family – to help us through this. We need your support now more than we’ve ever needed it before.

We Need Your Support More than Ever Before

Register My Team Today

So register your team of friends, family or co-workers today. Start your fundraising now and get ready for a unique and exciting virtual event experience like you’ve never seen before! Whether you’re a Plane Pull veteran or brand new to the event, you’re in for a real treat.

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