Canadian Pulls Plane to Achieve Guinness World Record

TRENTON, ON, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - On September 17th at 10:00 am ET, Rev. Kevin Fast, a Lutheran Pastor from Cobourg, On and a strong-man competitor successfully pulled a CC177 plane at CFB Trenton, setting a Guinness World Record for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled by an Individual. The plane pulled weighed 416,299 lb, and it was pulled a distance of 8.8 metres in 1 minute 16 seconds.

Fast also holds the record for Heaviest Vehicle Pulled Over 100-Ft, and prominently appears in the recently released Guinness World Records(TM) 2010: The Book of the Decade. Upon achieving his new record, Fast was proud and humble: "This is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time, it certainly took planning and a lot of practice - and I have done it - when one puts one's mind to something, it is amazing what one can achieve!"

Canadian Record-Keeper Carey Low presided over the event ensuring that the plane pull met the Guinness World Record guidelines. He officially declared that Fast broke the record, which was previously held by David Huxley of Australia, who pulled a Boeing 747-400, weighing 412,264 lb, on 15 October 1997 at Sydney, Australia.

"Everyone here was rooting for Kevin and wanted him to get this record. The folks at 8 Wing have been tremendously helpful and Guinness is proud to have witnessed this amazing feat - it was an incredible sight to see. This is what Guinness World Records is all about - people striving to be the best that they can be; and to have another Canadian in the record database is spectacular" said Carey Low after declaring the record a success.

The plane pulled was a Globemaster III, one of only four in Canada's Air Force and is primarily used to deliver troops, equipment and cargo anywhere in the world; today was a unique situation. The Commander of 8 Wing, Colonel Russ Williams, who attended the attempt, was delighted to support Fast's Canadian attempt.

Kevin Fast is going to rest for a while, contemplating his next Guinness World Record Attempt.

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SOURCE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

For further information: For further information: Sarah Stevens, Publicist, MDG & Associates, (416) 368-3763, sarah@mdgassociates.com

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