DECEMBER 7 2012
This flight was flown in respect for my friends Chuck and Donna Watkins and in memory of their beloved Boxer Timer.
Please read more at the end of my post.
Covington, TN to Russellville, AR for the pickup.
Russellville, AR to Okmulgee, OK
Okmulgee, OK back to my home base Covington, TN.
8 White Aussie Pups of which 3 were special needs.
1 Pup of some kind. His name was Roscoe and very cute. He was added at the last minute.
Russellville, AR Animal Shelter and Sarah Carr
Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue , AZ
Joan Nickum , KC,KS
Drivers and helpers
Linsey and Kyle Hiemer , AR
Susan Kurth and Debbie Harris, OK
My three flight's to save the 9 Pup's was not the usual "non-event" but required 2 Instrument Approaches down to GPS LNAV or ILS Minmums and not without ATC delay's. However, it was worth it to save the lives of my nine precious passengers.
Special THANKS to ALL who helped make this rescue possible.
All of you deserve a Medal!!
I would like to add that my Good Friends the Watkins of Stuart, FL, where I once lived , lost one of their beloved Boxers this week. His name was Timer. I flew this PNP Mission to save the 9 Pups with their loss in mind. It is very Heart Wrenching to lose a pet but with this flight 9 lives saved. As, Timer walked over the Rainbow Bridge, I'm sure he was pleased to know that 9 lives were saved in his memory.
Pilot - PNP - TN and beyond