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Old 01-04-2010, 04:48 PM
dabney dabney is offline
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Default rescued Dog too Big for RV

After reading Howell's compelling story of rescuing the boxer I signed up for PilotsnPaws and had a dog rescue flight the next day, Dec 31st. One problem. When I contacted the rescue organization I discovered the dog was a 12 year old, 120 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback, a little to big for the front, back, or front and back of my RV6A. I borrowed a helicopter and the pick-up flight was completed from L70 Agua Dulce to Ramona in northern San Diego County. The dog took up the three seats in the back of the Jet Ranger. Cooper was a gentle, friendly dog that did not seem to mind the whine of the helicopter. We tried a Bose headset to reduce the noise and the dog tolerated that for awhile. The return flight was to Van Nuys airport where the new excited parents were waiting anxiously. Cooper has a new home and we had a nice flight on a picture perfect day for flying in SoCal.

Has anyone who flys a dog had luck with the headsets made especially for dogs??

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Old 01-04-2010, 05:28 PM
bergroup bergroup is offline
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Mutt Muffs. They give you a discount if you tell them you involved with PnP.
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:53 PM
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That's very cool...
Bruce Sacks
RV-9 N659DB - Flying since 7/1/06
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Warner Robins, GA
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:56 PM
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Default "borrowed a helicopter" ??

How exactly does that work? I have borrowed my neighbor?s ditch Witch before and thought I was pretty lucky.

All the best and great work.
Dean Eiland
Aubrey, TX
Former Vice President EAA Chapter 1246
RV-9 (yes) N369RV
Mattituck IO-360, C/S Whirl Wind Prop, GRT, Digiflight II, Garmin SL30 & GTX 330 and Hotel Whisky Aux tanks, Bla Bla Bla
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:08 PM
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Sounds to me like you need a bigger RV. Haven't you REALLY wanted a 10?

Bob Kelly
Bob Kelly, Scipio, Indiana
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:06 PM
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Yeah - the part of that story that really stuck out for me was "borrowing" a Bell Jet Ranger.

I want to be your friend!
Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2021 dues paid
N16GN flying 750 hrs and counting; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:25 AM
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Default A new record maybe....

...for lives saved tomorrow.

Bruce Sachs and a friend and I will try to save 20 pups tomorrow, from euthanasia in moving them from Lawrenceville (N.E. Atlanta) to Ocala, Fl.

I just couldn't say 'no' thinking of God's helpless little critters.

It'll be my first rescue mission and the first in my -10.

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46 years ag pilot/CFI
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Building RV-12, Wings, fuse, emp complete. FWF in progress.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:51 AM
MicheleMcGuire MicheleMcGuire is offline
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Happy New Year all. And thanks to everyone helping to save the unwanted dogs and cats. They deserve a good life too. So God bless, and feel free to use the discount code "Rescue" (no quotes) to save 15% off a mutt muff order.

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