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Old 11-28-2012, 06:24 AM
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My pooch flies just fine. Most do but there is only 1 true way to find out. When he sits in the front seat I tether him to the harness with a very short leash. When he was in the back, he was untethered. (don't tell the FAA). And I line the baggage area with a rubber-backed bath mat.

I have 2 concerns when traveling with him like this. I worry about the loud cockpit. I should really invest in doggie ear muffs. The other is the rear of the RV is drafty and much cooler than the front. I gave him my jacket but I fear he was still cold.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:48 AM
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Thanks for sharing the story. We had a great trip from NW Arkansas to Atlanta for Thanksgiving also, and we also took our small dog. He flies just fine in my wife's lap, which is where he parks it on car rides also. He never flinches with any flight attitude or speed so we take him all the time now. If it's cool he gets inside whatever hoodie or jacket my wife is wearing.

We beat the driving crowd by a good 7 hours each way. I've had this RV-6A for 6 months and still can't believe it!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:22 PM
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Thanks for sharing your story, I hadn't heard it before. You have done a great service to all pilots. Thanks.

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:10 PM
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I suggest you look into some form of dog ear muffs. Dogs rely on their hearing even more than we do so a loud cockpit can't be enjoyable especially on long flights.
I have flown extensively with my dogs and they both wear Mutt-Muffs. Neither dog liked the Mutt-Muffs initially but after a flight or two they both don't give the ear coverings a second thought. Please note it's important to get the right size muffs and properly secure them. I wish the muffs were more reasonably priced but they are cheaper than a vet visit and make me feel like a better dog owner.
Mutt-Muffs are available on eBay, Amazon, earplug store etc...

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:15 PM
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Thanks, I agree -- I have purchased a set for my cocker an Oskosh this year, so we will be using them --
She's a little older, so either she is losing her hearing a little or maybe just doesn't listen to me as much -- i'm not sure which..
But, either way, she's going to wear them...
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:56 PM
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Looks like a great trip. Just curious as to how my cat Smokey who went missing from Atlanta 3 years ago ended up in St. Augustine?

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:59 PM
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Thanks for the write up! I didn't realize you we're in St. Augustine until you were gone or we would have offered to meet up. Glad to see you made it to West Point, VA. We used to live there just across the river (Mattaponi, not York) from the airport until we moved to FL nine years ago. We just went back to visit the airport a few months ago and it looks quite a bit different-especially since the sky dive operation is gone.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:39 PM
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[quote=MrMoisture;720393]I suggest you look into some form of dog ear muffs. Dogs rely on their hearing even more than we do so a loud cockpit can't be enjoyable especially on long flights.
I have flown extensively with my dogs and they both wear Mutt-Muffs. Neither dog liked the Mutt-Muffs initially but after a flight or two they both don't give the ear coverings a second thought. QUOTE]

My dog resisted the Mutt-Muffs initially, till someone here suggested starting the engine first, then put the muffs on so she could see(hear?) how much quieter it was with them. Worked like a charm.

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:15 PM
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Are you guys triplets?
John, I see the resemblance too!

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