Rev. Kevin Fast set his 9th world record on September 18, 2009 as he pulled the heaviest aircraft ever pulled by a man. He accomplished the feat at the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario, Canada.
Rev 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.
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, Canada newswire reports.