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Two rescue flights combined, two Dogs get rescued

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April 19, 2014

Rescue request one – West – Lab Maverick from Nashville, TN to Denver, CO. Maverick was going to his new furever home.

Rescue request two – East – Min Pin Goose. We named her Goose just for the day. Remember, the movie, Top Gun. Goose was going to her Foster Mom in Bowling Green, KY.

Mission objective – Get the dogs to both destinations using the same Pilots N Paws pilots.

Flight Plan – Westbound

Nashville to Covington, TN – Flown by PNP Pilot Mark Staggs. His passenger Lab Maverick.

Covington, TN to Springfield, MO – Flown by Jim Carney with Maverick riding “Jump Seat”.

Springfield, MO to Wichita, KS – Flown by Larry Sooby with Maverick.

Wichita, KS to Erie, CO – Flown by Jason Hurd. Jason flew Maverick to his new family.

Flight Plan – Eastbound

Jason Hurd flew Min-Pin Goose from Erie, CO to Wichita, KS and waited for Larry Sooby to return with Mavrick.

Larry Sooby flew Min-Pin Goose to Springfield, MO.
After the Dogs were exchanged, Jim Carney flew Min-Pin Goose to Jackson, TN. Min-Pin Goose went by ground to Bowling Green, KY where she arrived safe and sound.

Thanks to all who helped with this West – East rescue mission.
Special mention goes to, the Spillane Family for adopting Maverick, TN SPCA, Lorene Steffes, Transport Coordinator and Monitor for Maverick and coordinating Min-Pins ground to KY, Min-Pins Drivers and the dedicated folks with True Heart Min-Pin Rescue.

Jim Carney
Pilot Pilots N Paws – TN and beyond


Mark and Teri with Maverick at the Covington, TN Airport.


Larry and Jacob with Lab Maverick and Min-Pin Goose at the Springfield, MO Airport. We had just exchanged Dogs.



Mavrick looking good over Missouri.


Barb Jones holding Min-Pin at the Jackson, TN Airport. Since, the Min-Pin now will go ground, we dropped the name, Goose!!


One more picture. It is the GA FBO at the Springfield, MO Airport. One of the best in the country. As you can see in the picture,they are very dog friendly and LOVE the Pilots N Paws mission.


Robin and Dustin, with Maverick and Min-Pin Goose.


Subaru and Petmate are Proud Partners of PNP!

2 thoughts on “Two rescue flights combined, two Dogs get rescued”

  1. Rebecca Burcham says:

    Uncle Jim is AWESOME! So is TN SPCA!!!! You ALL are angels!!! GO PNP!!!

  2. JACKIEO says:

    GREAT work!!! Such beautiful dogs and they already look appreciative for all your hard work!!!
    Makes me SMILE!!!!!!
    God Bless you all….

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