2 Seater Plane Ideas?

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2 Seater Plane Ideas?

Postby atlaudio on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:47 pm

Anyone flying a Cessna 150 or similar with travel tips with the dogs? I can't wait to get started just trying to decide what's the best option for transport. Obviously small-mid size dogs are better for the plane but just placing the crate behind the seats?

Let me know your thoughts.

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Re: 2 Seater Plane Ideas?

Postby cardrac2000 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:24 pm

Hi Tyler,

I have a 2-seat plane, and putting a crate in the baggage area is what I do. I'm not sure what the dimensions of your area are, but I found that I needed to get 'pop-open' type crate that would somewhat conform to my baggage area to be able to transport larger dogs. Something like this: http://www.islandrentalservices.net/car ... etcage.jpg. The downfall is that the crate really should be washed after each transport. So, I cut out the metal loops and sewed on some cloth or velcro strips to the crate to be able to secure the metal loops back in. That way the cloth can be tossed in the wash machine.
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Re: 2 Seater Plane Ideas?

Postby samlowe on Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:33 am

If you fly by yourself, just pull the right seat. Also, some animals will chew through the soft-sided carriers. However, it it fits tightly in the space it might be a little harder for them to damage.
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Re: 2 Seater Plane Ideas?

Postby NNYPilot on Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:54 pm

I am a newly registered pilot with PNP...I have a Piper J5 Cub (solo in front seat as opposed to the rear). Great plane...i think i will probably be limited to smaller dogs/crates that can be secured on the back seat. Anyone out there have a Piper Cub or similar?? Any suggestions. (I do have a Cessna 172 available to me if needed...but the Piper is much more cost effective for me)
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Re: 2 Seater Plane Ideas?

Postby lablvr on Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:35 pm

150 flyer here...either a crate in the baggage area (limited to approx. 80#)...or remove right seat and strap crate there...have your A/P work up a new w&B for flight with the R seat removed to be legal (from what I've been told)...it can be done...
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