How Can I Become a Doobert Volunteer Pilot?
Dear Steve, I do have 298 hours of flying experience and I am planning to do 100 hours of time building in a turboprop which will be done in a month and after that I would be more than happy to do some volunteer flying for you. Rahul If you [...]
The Hardest Pre-Flight Question to Answer
This is a post I originally wrote over on the Pilot.dog site but it is good information for all pilots, especially animal rescue pilots. As an animal rescue pilot it is easy to feel compelled to push yourself to fly the mission or make the connection. And often the hardest [...]
Who Provides the Aircraft for Animal Rescue Flights?
Steve sent in the following question. He said, "I was just wondering if I could get more information on how this all worked. I would love to fly transports but who provides the aircraft?" If you have a question you'd like to ask, you can click here and fill out [...]
LSA suggestions for animal rescue flights
Anyone have suggestions on an LSA option for animal rescue flights that works? Hey fellow Doobert Animal Rescue Pilots. John in Memphis was asking us about whether any pilots have found a small tandem aircraft to work well for animal rescue relay transport missions? He was thinking that with the rear [...]
PTTR featured in PetSmart Charities Blog
Pilots to the Rescue getting some big time press with a story and video about them in a recent PetSmart Charities blog that talks about Michael's vision for the group and how it can make a huge impact on saving more animals every year. Doobert is proud to power the [...]
Puppy Flight to Delaware – Lily, Josie, Dan, and Matte
Mike Marlo from Flying Mutts Rescue contacted Steve about flying four puppies up to the rescue, Bandits Place in Connecticut. There were two sets of two puppies, four pups in total, coming out of Halifax County SPCA near South Boston, Virginia. […]
The One Simple Thing We Can All Do to Help Save General Aviation for the Future
If you've been involved in general aviation for more than a few minutes you've probably heard the grumbling that general aviation is in trouble and airports and FBOs are struggling or folding up. There is also a valid concern the number of active pilots is not growing as fast as [...]