LOCATION: Leesburg, Virginia (JYO)
DOG: Dziga, 2 year old Brittany, male, 45 pounds
DOG WRANGLER: Jeff Cook (me)
PLANE: Cessna 172P
Flight #1: 30 minutes - Michelle flew, I sat in back with the dog
Flight #2: 20 minutes - I flew, Michelle was safety pilot, dog in back alone
After takeoff, I released his harness. He's very accustomed to riding in the back seat of my car, and nudged the window a few times so he could stick his head out (we didn't open it). On the second flight, he was in the back alone. He did get a little anxious, though he's used to that in the car. I was able to reach behind me and unstrap him after takeoff. Landing was uneventful, though it would have been smart to strap him back in. Very successful day.
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