Airborne Dogs

Pilot Mike Young and the team in Person County, NC in front of his Columbia 400.

Recently I had the chance to accompany private pilot Mike Young from Virginia on a Pilots N’ Paws mission. Pilots N’ Paws is an organization based in Landrum, SC whose members volunteer to fly dogs from shelters to their final adopters. These trips are more comfortable for the dogs compared to ground transportation, and often give dogs from rural kill-shelters a much higher chance of finding a caring home.

Mike, his helpers, and I flew to KTDF (Person County Airport) to pick up two dogs from their foster families and deliver them to their final adopters in Blue Bell, PA (Wings Field, KLOM). The trip was organized through Rhonda Beach of Chance’s Angel Rescue & Education, who is a very active and caring animal activist in Person County, NC.

I’m working on a story about Pilot N’ Paws and this trip and will share it here when the final cut is complete. Stay tuned. For now, here are a couple of behind-the-scenes photos…

Courtesy of Mike Young © Courtesy of Mike Young ©
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