Meet Turbo. He's half Pomeranian, half Pug, and a puppy born to fly. In his spare time, he tries to take off his collar, chews on his ropes, and occasionally walks across the keybolaksjdflkdsal.
The flight started out of Frederick around 12:30. We had a 38 knot direct headwind most of the way. Crossing over the mountains we could see lenticular clouds to our west and experienced many updrafts and it became quite choppy. It was clear most of the flight until we encountered some snow about 20 miles out from our destination. We were quickly through it, however, and landed at Braxton County Airport (48I) in West Virginia.
Two male puppies, one brown and one white, were waiting for us along with those at Dustin's Angels pet rescue. They thought it was "so cool" that one of their puppies were being rescued by plane. The airport was deserted and we all decided to go into the airport office to play and see which pup would be the best match for our home. It didn't look like many people frequent the lounge. There were several couches, an old TV and a bathroom. Dead flies were everywhere (which the puppies both insisted on eating). We turned on the electric heaters so we could all stay warm.
After picking our puppy, soon to be named Turbo, and signing the contract it was time to take some photos and say our goodbyes. Everyone joined us out at the plane for a family photo and I helped one of the young girls up onto the wing so she could see what all the instruments were like.
It turned out to be a pretty quick first flight for this young pup. On the way back, we had a 47 knot tailwind. Our peak speed while level was 231 knots! Maybe it was a gift from our new pup.