catmd22 wrote:Hi, I am wondering how to find the map with the pilots on it in the areas needed for transport. I found it once before but no idea how and now can't at all. I am looking for a pilot in the Ohio or WI area, Thanks, Cathy
The best way is to first make your transport request on the Ride Board:Animals Needing Transport forum section. You do this by logging in, opening that section and clicking on NEW TOPIC after the transport section opens. You will need both sending and receiving zip codes. Fill out all information including sizes, weights of the animals, contact numbers or email, etc. and then click submit. Put the city and state of sending and receiving in your subject line.
Once you have posted your request, go back and open it and you will see mapping options under your subject line. Click on that and choose the pilots along route option. This will show you all the pilots registered along your specific route. You can then contact those CLOSEST to the straight line of the route via the email feature of this board. Just click on the username of the pilot. You will need to do this for each pilot you wish to contact directly. In the past, we allowed emails to be seen on the board but due to spammers who don't have a life, we have had to modify how you can contact each other. I realize it makes it more time consuming, but it is for your protection. If you choose to put your email and phone number in your message, that it totally up to each individual. Just know that it can be seen by others but for most of us, our emails are easily found anyway!
You can also find a list of pilots by using the map on our homepage but that is very slow loading, so many volunteers and pilots which is great, but tedious at times to wait for them all to load and then search through them.
Hope this helps,