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Dachshund Takes Flight – Flying High in a Piper Single Engine Plane

10 Jul Posted by in Adventure, Play | 6 comments

Yesterday I shared with you my paddleboarding adventures on the lake during my stay-cation, and today I have an even more thrilling tale to tell!

Last week I took to the air for my very first flight ever!

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Adventures in taking a Small Dog Flying in a Piper

Now as you may already know, I’m not your average dog, so when I took to the air I didn’t just book a flight on some commercial jet for a week-long getaway. No instead I decided to fly in style by hopping aboard my own single engine plane – aka the Piper Archer II.

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Adventures in taking a Small Dog Flying in a Piper

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

I didn’t have to look too far to find a pilot for my first flight either, because my mom’s dad has been a recreational pilot since 1986, and I was to be his very first canine passenger.

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Adventures in taking a Small Dog Flying in a Piper

Being that this was my first flight, I dressed in the best piloting attire I could find. I couldn’t risk looking like I didn’t know what I was doing.

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

I was pretty darn excited to take to the air, so much so that I even practiced my airplane yelling just in case it was anything like riding on a roller coaster.

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

As we took to the air I kept my eyes glued to the window – it was nothing like riding in a car!

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

I was fascinated by how tiny everything looked from the air, and the cars on the roads below looked just like little rodents scurrying all around.

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

We flew over many places that I recognized, like my house, the shop where I work, and even the farm – where I waved hello to all my pony friends below.

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

We even flew over Marsh Creek Lake where I had taken my paddleboarding adventure the day before.

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

I was having so much fun looking out the window that I almost forgot we were so high in the air.

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

But then I caught sight of all the dials and buttons and nobs, and remembered that we weren’t in kansas anymore   firmly planted on the ground anymore.

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

The dials and buttons and nobs had me so excited that it made me want to get my pilots license too! Check it out as I help navigate the plane during a take off and landing:

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

After we landed I couldn’t stop beaming from ear to ear!

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

Flying in a single engine plane was one of the most exciting things I have ever done.

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

Who knew this super hero was born to fly!

Ammo the Dachshund takes Flight - Small Dog takes to the Air in a Single Engine Piper Plane

So cross flying in the sky off my bucket list, because this dog has earned his wings! Maybe next time I’ll have to try helicopters! Ammo the Dachshund

 

  1. Anna07-10-12

    You look like you’re having so much fun! Ammo, I am jealous of all your adventures.

  2. Jackie07-10-12

    You are way braver than me Ammo! I only fly when I absolutely have to!!!

  3. Trooper07-10-12

    Proud of you little buddy!!!

  4. Kaitlin Jenkins07-11-12

    Wow Ammo, you’re so brave! The pilot outfit= amazing!

  5. Robillard Liz11-08-12

    Bravo Ammo! He poses for photos and enjoys the flight. My Eva, female version of Ammo, wants nothing to do with the camera or the flight. During rollout, she arranges her “nest” towel and settles in for the during of flight.

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