Usually powered by two jet engines a Boeing 757 can reach speeds of more than 600 miles per hour.
But on Saturday next week the 60-tonne aircraft is going to have to settle for a little less force and a lot less speed.
Because the 60m long freight will be dragged by just 30 wheelchair users, who are taking to the runway in a charity record attempt.
Having already carried out a trial run last month the team are all set to etch there names into the world record books.
And one of those names will be Ian Smith, 53, of Bellfield Avenue, Harrow Weald.
The father-of-two, who has suffered from a rare condition called spastic paraplegia since birth, is looking forward to dragging the jet down the runway at Lasham Airfield, Hampshire, and hopes to raise a substantial amount of cash for charity.
He said: "Last month about 20 of us had a trial run at the pull and managed to drag it for about 25 metres.
"It was incredibly difficult, but we feel strong and are confident that with a few more guys we can definitely drag it 100 metres.
"Spending time in a wheel-chair means you build up a lot of upper arm strength and if the runway stays dry we should be able to build up enough friction to carry out the pull."
The money is being raised for The British Disabled Flying Association (BDFA) which helps get disabled people into the cockpit, and the idea was brought about after BDFA member, and pilot, Simon Rapkin contacted disabled self-help groups across the country.
Since the team came together they have helped to raise nearly £4,000 and are still hoping to raise more.
They have also been buoyed by confirmation from Guinness World Records that its officials will be in tow for the record bid and that they have agreed to open a new record category especially for the attempt.
To sponsor Ian and the team in their record attempt visit www.justgiving.com/757pull