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Old 05-24-2009, 01:46 PM
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Default Operation Boomer

I got the call from the Boxer Ladies last week that they needed to get a boy boxer from the Madison, WI area to a new family in Minne this weekend. The weather looked good and Bernie even offered to fly wing in his -7A!

We launched at 8am and took in the countryside - All the MOAs are cold, so we go direct!


Bernie kept me company.... Those dang 180HP birds are fast!


15 kt tailwinds got us there early - Turning final at Dodge County, WI


We landed, got a cookie, and met Boomer. Kim from the local shelter brought him to the plane.

You sure you can fly this thing? (Bernie Weiss Photo)


We strapped in, and headed on back to Minne. (Bernie Weiss Photo)


Boomer spent most of the flight in my lap!


What a great dog!


Wake me up when we land.....


*Everybody had a great day....


*New Family!


See all the pics here:

Hey guys, look into Pilots&Paws - it is great way to have fun and help some great animals.

* Note the last 2 pictures are not mine - they were taken by Cheryl of Minnesota Boxer Rescue
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Amateur Plane - RV-9A N789PH - 2400+ Hrs
Amateur Radio - KD0CVN
Doggies Delivered - 25+
St. Paul, MN

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Old 05-24-2009, 02:03 PM
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Default You da MAN!

Its great when you can use a vehicle, built in your garage to help defenseless animals. Kudos to your selfless efforts and to the organization for giving some of God's beautiful creatures a better life.
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:26 PM
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Way to go, Pete!

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Old 05-24-2009, 06:05 PM
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Great post.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:04 PM
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Pete you are just the KING!!! That is SO COOL!!!

We're going to have to come up with a new "Dog Box" mod to replace the passenger seat! (interchangeable from the -9A to the -7 and back of course!)

- PJ
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:19 PM
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Pete, I am not worthy - how cool. Sorry I wasn't around to provide additional fighter cover.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:37 AM
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Default Absolutely Awesome!

Pete,
You are the man! My wife and I love dogs like crazy. When we get our RV7 done we plan on taking our schnauzer with us. We are just hoping he can stand it. I am going to get him some Mutt Muffs. I plan on flying him around the patch for awhile before we go on a long cross country. Your stories of kindness are inspirational. God Bless You Pete for doing such great and kind deeds!

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