How long is Buster safe? A few ideas:
I'm based in Houston, so Houston-Tyler-Pineville LA-Houston would be a long day for me. Also, assuming I departed at 9 a.m., I likely wouldn't make Pineville until maybe 2:30. Almost certainly necessitates an overnight stay for Buster en route.
I'm obligated tomorrow, and Friday and Saturday look to be unfavorable weather-wise here in Houston. It looks as if I have a Houston-Dallas transport on Tuesday, 12/24, which currently looks good. I could possibly detour to Tyler on the return and pick up Buster and fly back to Houston. Complicating factor: I have five rescue dogs of my own, and I just can't foster overnight. My vet is kind enough to board some of my flying rescue dogs overnight, but I'd have to see if they'd be O.K. keeping him over Christmas. We'd also have to hope that the weather and pilot schedules cooperate on 12/26 to fly him out.
If time permits, we could try this just after Christmas. I could fly Houston-Tyler-Houston with Buster, board him at my vet overnight, and fly the next day to Lafayette or New Orleans. All dependent upon weather and the other legs.
Since this is an interstate transport, he will require a valid health certificate and record of vaccinations.
Stephen Wade Roberts
N20223, Cessna 177B Cardinal II
Pearland (TX) Regional Airport (KLVJ)