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Old 08-04-2014, 10:53 PM
Spindrift Spindrift is offline
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Default 1st Pilots N Paws mission

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…
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:01 PM
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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!
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:04 PM
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Thanks for restoring my faith in humanity.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:37 PM
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Great job Bill
Awesome to see that the little fella is going to get the care and attention he needs. Made my day!
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:40 PM
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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.

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Old 08-05-2014, 07:33 AM
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Great job Bill!
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:36 PM
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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.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:41 PM
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Awesome!! Thank you very much for volunteering.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:43 PM
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Saw you on the local tv news. Too bad they didn't include a shot of your plane.
Good PR for GA, nice going.
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:03 PM
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Hey, that plane is way too nice to haul animals! No, no it's not......

Way to go - great story!

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