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Old 12-06-2016, 06:03 PM
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Default First Pilots N Paws Mission

I've been signed up for years, but never had the opportunity for a mission until last weekend.

My mission was to escort Dixie & the Dixie Cups from Quincy, FL to Seminole, FL (225sm)

Dixie has one bad eye, heartworm & was living under a shed with her 6 puppies. I delivered her to a rescue.
Dixie is a good mother, but an escape artist. I placed the puppies on the right seat & Dixie in the kennel in the rear baggage area.
I went into the FBO before departure. When I returned, Dixie had escaped the RV. I placed her back in & secured the kennel better.
Well, 20 minutes into the 75 minute flight, out comes Dixie.
She was a good girl & came out to check on her pups & then went back to rest on the top of her kennel to enjoy the view.

I delivered them all to their final destination without issues.
It was very rewarding & I'm looking forward to the next mission.



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Old 12-06-2016, 06:20 PM
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Excellent! Love it.

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Old 12-06-2016, 06:34 PM
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Nice Dan!!
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Old 12-06-2016, 06:45 PM
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You beat me to volunteering for that flight by just a few minutes - glad you enjoyed it! Looks like there are a bunch more pups needing rides from Bainbridge GA to various parts of Florida that I may try to help out later this week or next. I have successfully put up to about a 40# husky in the baggage compartment, but my dog is the only one I trust up front yet.

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Old 12-06-2016, 06:58 PM
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Nice Dan!!
Thanks Anthony.
We need to meet up for breakfast sometime soon.
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:04 PM
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You beat me to volunteering for that flight by just a few minutes - glad you enjoyed it! Looks like there are a bunch more pups needing rides from Bainbridge GA to various parts of Florida that I may try to help out later this week or next. I have successfully put up to about a 40# husky in the baggage compartment, but my dog is the only one I trust up front yet.

Chris
Yes. The missions fill up quick. I had signed on to one earlier from Quincy, but got canceled because the 9 pyrenees pups werent ready. Next week, they will too big for the RV.

I've signed up for one from Perry on the 17th, but someone from SPG is looking for the 16th or 18th.

Sounds like your RV is running well. Keep in touch. Maybe we can get together along with Carl & George for a breakfast/lunch flight somewhere.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:45 PM
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Great job, and excellent report! My first PNP mission was to transport a Boston from Kentucky to Alabama.
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:55 AM
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Default Nice Job Dan!

I'll look forward to talking to you about doing this.
Tied up this Sat with Grandson's birthday ride to breakfast but the following weekends and the next two Wednesdays (Sebring) are free.
Let me know.

Is Chris at Clearwater Airpark or still in ZPH? We have yet to run into him.
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:40 AM
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I'll look forward to talking to you about doing this.
Tied up this Sat with Grandson's birthday ride to breakfast but the following weekends and the next two Wednesdays (Sebring) are free.
Let me know.

Is Chris at Clearwater Airpark or still in ZPH? We have yet to run into him.
I'm still at ZPH, will be up there tomorrow...

Chris
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:41 AM
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Default Way to go, Dan!

That first pic is a real winner! Dixie just making sure you are following all the regs and such!

Great Job!
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