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Spindrift
08-04-2014, 09:53 PM
For 5 years I've been receiving notifications about possible Pilots N Paws missions, but I never had one I could actually pull of until today. And it was definitely memorable. Unfortunately my phone completely died so I'm afraid I lost all the pictures I took, but thankfully there were some other cameras around…

http://media.komonews.com/images/140804_bear_CinderAndPlane.JPG

http://media.komonews.com/images/140804_bear_CinderandBill.JPG

http://www.rgj.com/videos/news/2014/08/04/13591099/

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/08/04/lake-tahoe-nonprofit-treating-bear-cub-badly-burned-in-washington-state-fire/

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Orphaned-bear-cub-escapes-wildfire-with-badly-burned-paws-269849701.html

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2014/08/05/dnt-nv-bear-cub-burnt-wildfire.kolo&hpt=hp_c3&from_homepage=yes&video_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F#/video/us/2014/08/05/dnt-nv-bear-cub-burnt-wildfire.kolo (http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2014/08/05/dnt-nv-bear-cub-burnt-wildfire.kolo&hpt=hp_c3&from_homepage=yes&video_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F#/video/us/2014/08/05/dnt-nv-bear-cub-burnt-wildfire.kolo)

rv7boy
08-04-2014, 10:01 PM
Wow, Bill, most of us only fly dogs and cats. I think you are the first I've heard of that has flown a BEAR CUB on a rescue flight. Congratulations on your first PnP flight!

paul mosher
08-04-2014, 10:04 PM
Thanks for restoring my faith in humanity.

AlphaCharlieBravo
08-04-2014, 10:37 PM
Great job Bill
Awesome to see that the little fella is going to get the care and attention he needs. Made my day!

Arlen
08-04-2014, 10:40 PM
Bill,

Great work with the bear!

My wife and I flew quite a few Pilots n Paws dog rescues in our Bonanza, but I haven't flown a rescue mission since I got the -6 in February.

You have inspired me to get it going again.

.

dmaib
08-05-2014, 06:33 AM
Great job Bill!

tcard
08-05-2014, 12:36 PM
THAT is one heck of a first PnP flight! I hope this is one of many for you.

Crossing my fingers for Cinder's full and quick recovery.

60av8tor
08-05-2014, 04:41 PM
Awesome!! Thank you very much for volunteering.

BobTurner
08-05-2014, 04:43 PM
Saw you on the local tv news. Too bad they didn't include a shot of your plane.
Good PR for GA, nice going.

petehowell
08-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Hey, that plane is way too nice to haul animals! No, no it's not......

Way to go - great story!

AlphaCharlieBravo
06-06-2015, 08:45 PM
Just saw tonight on the News that Cinder The Bear Cub that Bill had a huge role in saving was released into the wild this week. What a great ending to an otherwise devastating event. Way to go Bill!!! The human spirit endures.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/washington-wildfire-cinder-bear/