Avgas, Jet Fuel, and Wagging Tails
Pilots, rescues, and volunteers all came together once again to send some lucky animals to safe places and loving homes. This flight originated in Knoxville, TN (DKX) with Pilot Chris and 4 dogs onboard his twin engine Cessna 310. A couple other strays from WATE 6 joined the crew as reporter and cameraman. They left Knoxville at 1pm for a rendezvous with Jeff at 3pm in Martinsburg, WV (MRB).
Helen met the planes in Martinsburg to help out during the transfer. She was also on call to hold the dogs should there have been any delay out of Martinsburg. Fortunately, that contingency wasn’t needed. Pilot Jeff and the 4 PnP travelers left West Virginia behind and arrived at their receiving rescue, Danbury Animal Welfare Society, in Bethel, CT. They are settling in there now.
Jeff wasn’t done for the weekend. He fired up the turbine engines the next day to ferry another 18 dogs out of Anderson County in South Carolina. Anderson, like so many other southern counties, needs so much help to save the over abundance of abandoned animals. There is nothing like the combination of the smell of jet fuel and wagging tails on a beautiful morning.