CFB TRENTON, Ont. — A strongman from Cobourg, Ont., used some heavy duty muscle to set a Guinness record recently for the heaviest aircraft pulled by an individual.
Rev. Kevin Fast pulled a huge military CC-17 Globemaster 8.8 metres (29 feet) across the tarmac at CFB Trenton, in eastern Ontario.
It took Fast one minute and 16 seconds to pull the massive plane with a rope, with a Guinness official looking on.
The Globemaster weighed 188,694 km (416,000 pounds).
The previous plane-pull record was just under 187,000 kg (412,270 pounds), set by an Australian man in 1997.
Fast, a Lutheran pastor, is also the record holder for the heaviest truck pull, at 57,152 kg (126,000 pounds).
“This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time,” Fast said of his plane pull.
“When one puts one’s mind to something, it is amazing what one can achieve.” Guinness official Carey Low was on hand to ensure the pull met the guidelines, and declared that Fast set the record.
“This is what Guinness records is all about, people striving to be the best they can be,” he said.