A Couple Northeast Round-Robins

A Couple Northeast Round-Robins

Round Robin #1

Round Robin #1

Michael Young had another full day planned with some pretty complex logistics for another Pilots n Paws rescue. First was to round up a bunch of college students early in the morning – good luck with that!

Yep, too early for college students.

Yep, too early for college students.

The first leg of the flight went from Potomac Airfield (VKX) in the DC area to Roxboro, NC (TDF) to pick up Ace. Next leg was off to Greensboro, NC (GSO) to pick up black lab/ border collie mix puppy just starting off life at 3 months and 6 lbs.

Ace on his fateful day.

Ace on his fateful day.

Not done yet with stops in North Carolina, the Columbia put down in Greenville (PGV) to welcome onboard a surrogate mom and the pups she is nursing. Whew, all the passengers have been retrieved.  (Why would the momma dog do this? Well, check this video out.)

Momma giving her adopted pups some milk at Potomac Airfield.

Momma giving her adopted pups some milk at Potomac Airfield2.

Of course, there’s no reason to fly back directly to DC. Mike and crew made a stop in Tappahannock, VA (XSA) to make sure the lab mix puppy found his forever home. With that pitstop completed, it was back to Potomac to transfer the mom, pups, and Ace to Brad’s Cessna 182.

Brad plays with the pup before they load onto his Cessna 182.

Brad plays with the pup before they load onto his Cessna 182.

Mike completed his logistical hurdles for the day, and then it was Brad’s turn. The first was to meet up with Dave (another George Mason student and recent private pilot) and load the group of dogs. Their trip started with a leg to New Castle, DE (DQO) to drop off the mom and pups. With those goodbyes said, Brad & David continued their round-robin with a trp to Wings Field (LOM) to introduce Ace to his new owner. A final leg home back to Pontomac and the day was done.

Hogan's new mom gets to hold her new pup for the first time and brings some Subways for lunch that were enjoyed later in the trip.

Hogan's new mom gets to hold her new pup for the first time and brings some Subways for lunch that were enjoyed later in the trip.

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3 Responses to “A Couple Northeast Round-Robins”

  1. Another amazing rescue!!! You are truly angels on earth! Great job all!!!

  2. You pilots ROCK!

  3. Thanks for sharing such a great story! You are all Pawsome!!