A week after I signed up with PNP, I had my first flight. My friend Nikki Mitchell went along as "animal wrangler" and we left Chattanooga with 11 pups. We picked up the Dobie in Elizabethton, TN and took all 12 to Shenandoah Valley, VA.. There we met pilots John DiSalle, who took the pups and Robert Schemmerling, who took the Dobie. They headed to N.Y and P.A. for their new homes. Our first flight included, the snow covered runway in Elizabethton, waiting for the closed snowy covered airport in Shenandoah Valley to open up, our original pickup pilots with a flat tire on one plane and the other having a starter go out on the other. John and Robert jumped in at the last minute to cover these guys. All in all, I cnsider it a "success"... Especially when I received pictures of all 12 when they got to their new homes. Our second flight is this coming week.