About the Plane Pull

See below for details about how to get to the Dulles Day Festival & Plane Pull®.


How do we get there?
Where do we go once we arrive?
If we plan to stay overnight, what hotels are nearby?

If I’m flying in to display my aircraft, what details do I need to know? 

How do we get there?

Dulles Airport has refined its traffic plan to maximize access to the free Plane Pull event lots while providing other routes for airline passengers to reach their flights on time. Due to the airport roadway configuration, the Dulles Airport Access Highway will likely be the best approach route (click here for map). We constructed a new, direct entrance to the parking lot from the Access Highway. Please keep right and pay special attention to the event signs.

  • From 495, take exit VA-267 (toll road) West toward Dulles Airport
  • Exit left onto ramp at sign reading “Dulles Airport”
  • Continue onto the westbound Dulles Airport Access Highway
  • Once on airport grounds, KEEP RIGHT and follow electronic signs on the right to Dulles Day/Plane Pull parking
  • The parking lot will include spaces designated for disabled parking
  • Free shuttles will take you from the lot to and from the event. All shuttles are accessible for the disabled

Ride the Silver Line train to Dulles Day

This space will be updated with information for those planning to ride Metrorail’s new Silver Line to the Wiehle-Reston East station and transferring to a bus connection to Dulles Day. There will be a $5 per person fare, each way, to ride this bus. Please check back here for directions closer to Sept. 20.

Where do we go once we arrive?

Patrons who park in the Dulles Day/Plane Pull parking lot will be directed to free shuttle buses that will operate continuously between the lot and the main Dulles Day entrance gate. Buses going back to the lot will also pick up at the main entrance gate.

Volunteers and teams please refer to your informational packets for arrival instructions. They may enter on foot through gate 116 at the far end of Cargo Building 6. Volunteer and team check in will be situated at this gate.

Vendors/Exhibitors/Car Show participants may enter Dulles Day with their vehicles at gate 118 (between Cargo Buildings 5 and 6). Vendor and Car Show check in will be situated at this gate.

If we plan to stay overnight, what hotels are nearby?

The event hotel partners are the Washington Dulles Marriott, located on the airport grounds, and the Westin Washington Dulles Airport, just a short distance away. 

If I’m flying in to display my aircraft, what details do I need to know? 

Pilots can register their aircraft by e-mailing the General Aviation Coordinator Dennis Boykin. Please include your aircraft type, N number, and your contact information in the e-mail, and we'll send an e-mail confirmation in return.

Dulles International Airport lies within the National Capitol Region SFRA, so please plan accordingly. ATC will be aware of the arrival schedule. You’ll need to arrive between 8-9:30 am, EST, and we ask that you stay until the event’s end at 4 pm. Early departures can be coordinated, but if you can stay until 4 pm, it's much appreciated. For participating, you’ll receive:


  • FREE! No landing or parking fees!
  • The highly coveted IAD entry in your logbook
  • The chance to win valuable aviation door prizes and aviation product discounts

For more information, and to register your aircraft, contact

Dennis B. Boykin IV
General Aviation Static Display
703.346.4857 or dullesplanepull-2014@yahoo.com


John Kirwan
Dulles International Airport Operations
703.572.2730 or john.kirwan@mwaa.com


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