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Old 06-01-2020, 08:58 AM
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Hi all,

We flew our first Pilots N Paws (PnP) flight this weekend. We went from KFLY down to Sundance airport (KHSD) on the outskirts of Oklahoma City to pick up some kitties. The momma and kittens had been living in an oil field, which is scheduled to get sprayed with poison to get rid of weeds. So a local rescue operation managed to catch the momma and two of the kittens.

We flew down to Sundance (quite a nice airport by the way!), ate a quick lunch, picked up the cats, and flew back. We were going to deliver them directly to the rescue operation in Denver at KBJC. However, the weather did not cooperate, so we landed back at KFLY, and drove the kitties halfway up to Denver, meeting one of the volunteers halfway.

Here is a photo of the momma and the kittens asleep in the back just after we landed.


And here is a photo of the kittens just after they woke up.


The rescue organization really had their act together. They gave me a complete list with contact information, and the leader followed us on Flight Aware, to give updates to the people on both end on the ground. All in all we logged about 6 hours, for a very worthwhile and fun day.

Now all I have to do is find a softsided crate I can get into the back that will fit. The one I was using was about an inch too wide, so I had to half collapse it to get it into the baggage area.

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Old 06-01-2020, 08:58 AM
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Our local group was practicing a new overhead break.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMEFCUNjWb4&t=28s
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Old 06-01-2020, 02:00 PM
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Landings at KEWR, KLGA and a flight over Central Park:





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Old 06-01-2020, 02:44 PM
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Old 06-01-2020, 02:56 PM
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Default May 31, 2020 weekend

We traveled from Sparta Michigan 8D4, to KLOM Wings field Philadelphia. Decent weather all the way, nice tail wind. 2 hours and 40 minutes exactly, wheels off to landing. Traveled the route below Lake Erie 529 nm at 9500’. Averaged about 168k TAS but with the tail wind pushing the ground speed up to better than 200k. Burned 23.9 gallons total. Included some photos but still working on inserting then directly from Google.

Photos in no particular order. http://https://photos.app.goo.gl/FsiKNSJCFHLLoYPeA
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Old 06-01-2020, 02:58 PM
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Saturday, I flew my wife and newborn son (6 weeks old, is that some kind of record?) down to see my brother in law before he deployed today. Sunday, I flew my two older boys down to a local airport that's right across from a beach for a swim and DQ treat. really good RV weekend!

https://scontent-msp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...ac&oe=5EFC2AA2

linking picture from wife's Facebook post, not sure if that's going to work? Typical dad, didn't get any pictures Sunday.
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:00 PM
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Geoff- how do they kittens do with the noise level? Can't wait to help out with this kind of stuff.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:13 PM
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My daughter and I picked up a puppy in Missouri and delivered it to my Sister in Law in Louisiana. My daughter was excited enough about the flight she was willing to learn about aviation weather and help plan it.



She offered to buy me a coffee and herself a Latte' from the local coffee shop for the flight.



As predicted the weather at our first stop was well below minimums and lagging behind the time it was supposed to improve.



We'd anticipated the weather improving behind schedule and timed it just right, the fog was breaking up as we started the approach.



The Puppy was picked up and we were on our way, my daughter was in her element.





The little fella eventually crawled out of his box and sat on my lap for a while then snuggled in between the seats.



We popped through a broken layer and were on the ground in no time.



Downtown Shreveport on a right base for RWY 32, the Red River was full.



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Old 06-01-2020, 09:18 PM
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Went Wednesday and got skunked. Returned Saturday and saw history being made. Was greeted with this nice shot back at the airport.



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Old 06-01-2020, 09:24 PM
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We were treated to good food, local sights and good company for the afternoon and evening.









The next day we met my dad and brothers in south eastern Ks for a family history trip. I eventually found the 1 and only tie down a 1K7.



We loaded up and went to lunch.



I was a little surprised when a Turbine Robison landed next to the restaurant, I chatted with the pilot who flew in for the best steaks he's ever found.



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