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 park?
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?

  • From 495, take exit VA-267 (toll road) West toward Dulles Airport
  • Exit left onto ramp at sign reading “Dulles Airport”
  • Continue onto the Dulles Airport Access Road
  • Once on airport grounds, exit via first ramp at sign reading “Rental Car Return and Services” onto Rudder Road
  • Follow electronic signs on the right to "Dulles Day parking."
  • Disabled-accessible parking is available closer to the event site.  Keep left on Rudder Road and follow electronic signs to "disabled and volunteer" parking.

Where do we park?  

Ample free parking is available on the airport grounds. Look for the Dulles Day parking signs on Rudder Road. Shuttle buses then will take you from the parking lot to the festival entrance.  Click here for a parking map.

Where do we go once we arrive?
Volunteers and teams may enter through gate 116 at the far end of Cargo Building 6.  Volunteer and team check in will be situated at this gate. 

Shuttle buses will be circling the parking lot and picking up passengers at the marked bus stops for the short ride to the main festival entrance.

Vendors/Exhibitors/Car Show participants may enter the festival 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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