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#TheAviators #Angels Squadron Update

October 11,  2015 Update

(Editor’s note:  #TheAviators #Angels, a specialty squadron of #TheAviators @theaviatorsclub on Twitter.  #TheAviators are goggled anipals who Twitter fly.  Angel Peggy @MundarePeggy is one of #TheAviators Leadership Team and Squadron Captain of #TheAviators #Angels.) ********

Hello everyone,  I’m Angel Peggy @MundarePeggy  (#TheAviators #Angels Squadron Captain)   It is 20 months ( on October 19, 2015) since the #TheAviators #Angels  Squadron first took flight.  I want to thank everyone who has supported this venture since the beginning. 

Special mention should go to #TheAviators Leadership team of @ToddyFur (Toddy Furrington),  @3DogsWhite (Daisy and Taz) and @clingycat (Jazz) and my sisfur @lucky_GSD (Miss Lucky).   Without their hard work and support the Angels Squadron would have never taken flight. I would also like to thank the members of the #TheAviators #Angels Squadron who selflessly give of themselves whenever a flight takes place.

As of  Sunday, October 11,  2015 – #TheAviators #Angels  will have completed 93  flights honoring 98 pets since we flew our inaugural flight of introduction in February of 2014. 

#TheAviators #Angels celebrating their 1st Anniversary on Twitter STORIFY by Captain Hugo @hugo4de for @MundarePeggy, @theaviatorsclub and #TheAviators #Angels 

Year 1 – 59 separate flights honoring 64 pets. 

“Define what your brand stands for, its core values and tone of voice, 60and then communicate consistently in those terms.”
Simon Mainwaring

When the idea of the Angels Squadron was first proposed, it was unanimously agreed upon the fact that we would hold true to two core values.  The ideas of flying with dignity and gentle decorum as well as the belief that it was important for families to come to us for assistance rather than “chasing ambulances.”

Sometimes, in our excitement and enthusiasm to help we need to remind ourselves to exercise patience and caring at all times.

“Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.”   Dr. Seuss

The purpose of the Angels Squadron is to give immediate support and comfort to individuals and families of pets that are critically ill and/or have already gone Over The Rainbow Bridge. (OTRB – pet passed away).  Unfortunately, we do not do tributes for mass groups like the stray dogs in Sochi. I feel that this is not the proper platform to honour such tragic events.

For all our Twitter pals as well as members of #TheAviators: 

1 .   A close pal to you or your own pet has gone OTRB.   Please have the affected family make direct contact with me to first give permission for a special flight and secondly to help plan that flight.   We think it important for family to be flight involved.  Don’t worry if there is a time delay.   Sometimes families need that extra time to get over the  initial and overwhelming shock of a pet loss.  Once a family has given permission for a flight,  they do sometimes also grant permission to a close relative, friend or pal to work flight plans and details.  

2.  Pals can certainly let other pals know about #TheAviators #Angels.  

3.   If you have a question about whether or not there is a tribute flight scheduled for a friend of yours, please don’t hesitate to ask me. Often times, the others of Leadership team or #TheAviators HQ staff will not be aware of a tribute flight until the details of the flight have been finalized. 

4.  Rainbow Bridge Escort  and Honours Flyby or Flypast  are the two specific tribute flights #TheAviators #Angels do for the OTRB.

  A Rainbow Bridge Escort is a formal flight that represents escorting and safely delivering a pet passed away to the Rainbow Bridge.

 The Honours Flyby is a more relaxed flight that celebrates the life of a pet well-loved and is more suitable for when a pet has been OTRB for some time.

 When the affected family have granted permission we decide the time and date (schedule) and the type of flight they would like us to fly.  What I need from the family is 1-4 pictures plus fond memories the family is comfortable sharing.  When a family has no available pictures please let me know.  I still need memories they are comfortable sharing.    To view and follow the flight on Twitter we always use #TheAviators #Angels hash tags.  (Click on picture to bring up for better reading)

Angels Family Poster

5.  FLIGHT LEADERS TEAM – are you available or want to help plan a mission? Please contact me. 

6.   Our Angels Squadron is made up of both OTRB  (Over The Rainbow Bridge) as well as living members of #TheAviators.  It would not be possible to fly these tribute flights without them and assistance from members of #TheAviators who may not have joined the Angels Squadron but are available and do fly support along with the Angels.

All “mission” notices are sent by Direct Message from myself to the members of the Angels Squadron. We do this out of respect for the feelings of the affected family and to ensure flight notices are not lost in timelines.  The club account tweets one flight notice announcement. Members of and  followers of #TheAviators and the family of the departed pet are welcome to copy/paste – RT – quote – as they desire. 

All #TheAviators flyers are always welcome to fly with our squad and tweet content appropriate to the flight at hand.  If you as one of #TheAviators are interested in being placed on #TheAviators #Angels Squadron list to be notified of flights via DM (direct message) – please tweet me @MundarePeggy. 

7.   In the event that you find a situation that the Angels Squadron can be of assistance, please take the time to let me know.  If you would like to make a special contribution (eg Missing Man Formation) for a friend that we are planning a tribute for just send me a Direct Message. When there is a tribute flight comes up that you are interested in leading,  please let me know as soon as possible.

8.  We also invite friends and pals of the Twitter account we are flying for to tweet-in during the missions.

9.   Presently the club  uses this same #TheAviators #Angels process for our own #TheAviators who go OTRB.  If the family wants us to have a special flight, we will be privileged to especially honor our club friends.  Please feel free to tweet or Direct Message me.  Again, it is still vital the family give flight permission first! Then if that family wants to designate a close relative, friend or pal to assist with planning please let me know right away.   We want to assure #TheAviators #Angels has a prepared flight. 

10.  Questions, concerns, suggestions for improvement. Please use the comments below and/or find me on Twitter @MundarePeggy and tweet or DM (direct message) me as you want to.

Thank you all for taking the time to read these #TheAviators #Angels updates.

( Thank you #TheAviators HQ staff along with @3DogsWhite for your editing and publishing help. ) 

For #TheAviators #Angels – Angel Peggy @MundarePeggy. 

@MundarePeggy for blog



New Tribute Logo  Saturday, October 17,  2015 

Join in with #TheAviators on Twitter

Join in with #TheAviators on Twitter

To those of you who have experienced the death of a pet or animal during any time period that was special and beloved to you:

#TheAviators  –   @theaviatorsclub  is a Twitter club (organization) of goggled anipals that Twitter fly Quarterly Tribute Missions.

The Quarterly Tribute Mission – OTRB Remembrance Day – is for honoring and remembering pets and animals that have passed away.  OTRB means “Over The Rainbow Bridge”.

Please see the Time Zones and Cities Chart further below in this post for the scheduled time in your part of the world.  Each flight is a one hour program. 


Club members (Twitter flyers) prepare their own tribute lists and bring them to their flights.  We invite YOU,  both humans and anipal Twitter accounts to remember (tweet your OTRB pictures and/or memories) during these #TheAviators Quarterly Flights.


YOU CAN REMEMBER a pet or number of pets that have gone OTRB at anytime in your lives and YOU ARE WELCOME TO DO SO.  Simply tweet in remembrances of your departed pet (pets) with a picture or a few tweets of  your great memories, using the hash tag #TheAviators in each of your tweets. (No need to put in a twitter address,  just the hash tag #TheAviators works well.)

#TheAviators Hash Tag Tweet Page ( ALL TWEETS as shown on direct Twitter) to be able to follow the flight program 

Special note to the anipal hash tag groups we send this invitation to – if you need to include your hash tag with ours to tweet-in, we are ok with that.   An example would be like a pet gone OTRB that is a #wlf member  (#wlf means Whiskers Liberation Front). 

Guests with  protected tweets locked account that want to be seen in the hash tag stream during the mission will need to unlock your account to be seen in the #TheAviators hash tag stream.

#TheAviators fly twice on October 17, 2015 – so that pets world-wide may be remembered at the time most convenient to those who would like to  honor them with tweets.    Each Flight is a one hour program. 

October 17, 2015   –  Time Zones and Cities Chart – Select the city closest to where you live for both sessions, check the time.  Then choose the session and time that is most convenient for you.  Clicking on the chart will enlarge for better reading/viewing.   Mission Leaders will be announced once they have volunteered and comfirmed. 

Flyer First Workshop "How to become an Aviator". @TheAviatorsClub #TheAviators

Other resources for you: 

TRIBUTE TAB #TheAviators Website gives you the mission timing from mission start through end of program.

Flyers Training for #TheAviators  flyers (Twitter pilots)  17 OCTOBER 

Tribute Mission Twitter Flight Tips #TheAviators  17 OCTOBER 

We send sincere condolences for the loss of your own beloved pet and the pets of your close friends and pals.    We also sincerely welcome you to remember your departed OTRB pets during #TheAviators  Quarterly Tribute flights  October 17,   2015.  

New Tribute Logo

Tribute Mission patch done by @fraggleart Dawn Thomas on Twitter especially for #TheAviators @theaviatorsclub .

– #TheAviators HQ staff  and  Daisy and Taz @3DogsWhite.

17 OCTOBER #TheAviators Quarterly Tribute Mission – FLYERS HOW TO

New Tribute LogoSaturday, October 17,  2015

#TheAviators  Flyers Training Blog

We ask each of  #TheAviators interested in flying Quarterly Tributes to review this entire blog.  (Time Zones and Cities Chart for time in your part of the world is below in this post.)


SATURDAY,  October 17,  2015   – Two flights #TheAviators next Tribute Missions via Twitter for pets who have passed away OTRB (Over The Rainbow Bridge).  Captain Jazz (Mouche) @clingycat  leads the Southern Flight Mission which flies first.  Captain Jim @SallyjainW leads the Northern Flight Mission which flies later in the day. 

Flyers Step 1:   Save the date and choose the session and time you want to fly.  

Time Zones and Cities Chartgo to the city closest to you for each session, check the time and choose your session.   All #TheAviators may fly the session that suits their personal needs best.  (Click on chart to bring up for better viewing.)

Flyer First Workshop "How to become an Aviator". @TheAviatorsClub #TheAviators

Flyers Step 2:   Prepare your personal tribute list in advance.

Who are you going to tweet tribute for this flight?

 Family pet members (from any time period who have passed away), close pals and friends? – – – ->  Simply gather their picture(s) if you have available and think about what you would like to say in your tweet or tweets. If you have no pictures, then it is fine to tweet your memories.  Remember to use #TheAviators hash tag in each tweet. Sample tribute tweets are posted at the bottom of this blog post. If you as a flyer do not have specific pet or pets to remember, our Twitter guests will always appreciate a retweet of their remembrances.  

We send a public invitation for guests to take part and join-in. 

 Remember OTRB with #TheAviators –  17 OCTOBER INVITE FOR TWITTER PUBLIC  – For people and pals who have had pets pass away at any past time they would like to tweet-in and remember during our flights.  You are welcome to refer all pals to this invitation blog post.   

Overview of a sample flight:

This is a small example (sample) flight of our part as one plane flying in  a  tribute mission.

—-> The Aviators Club  @theaviatorsclub welcomes and requests that all #TheAviators remember this is a solemn occasion and to please remember to fly and tweet with polite decorum.

—–>The Aviators Club @theaviatorsclub will introduce your Flight Team Leader.

Flight Team Leader prompts pilots into the air requesting they use their call signs while circling around #TheAviators aerodrome .

We  then tweet:

Tango Delta Whiskey 33 – TDW33 – Captains Taz and Daisy – present for #TheAviators Tribute Mission (picture link)

3DogsWhite Avatar

Poem and Prayer followed by Missing Man (Friend) Formation  happens,  then Flight Team Leader requests all #TheAviators  to call who they are flying for this flight.

We tweet:

TDW33 flies for all the OTRB departed in loving memory of our brother Captain Buddy #TheAviators (picture link)

Captain Buddy In Memoriam

TDW33 then begins tweeting tribute tweets of anipals departed OTRB that we actually know and/or have been specifically asked to remember.

Flight Team Leader calls for tributes tweet from families, friends, guests that have pets departed OTRB  that they would like to remember.

This is OPEN PROGRAM time.  Pals, families, friends, guests can begin tweeting  using the hash tag – #TheAviators  – all aviators (including us) continue our own tribute tweets during OPEN PROGRAM time.

Based on our own personal account Twitter history – we know if properly spaced (about two minutes apart) Twitter allows us 20 tweets maximum in the one hour program time without being timed out by Twitter (known as Twitter jail) or even suspended.  As part of our total tweet count, we will include tweets of things that are meaningful to us: 

 Tweet examples:

A Message From The Bridge by Daffy’s late mom Ingrid  – May it bring comfort to hurting hearts #TheAviators  (picture link)

A Message From The Bridge

For the animals sent OTRB for lack of adoption or home, #TheAviators remember you with great love. (picture link)

Open Heart Pink Sky

Flight Team Leader then calls tributes for those not named and alone and begins mission closing.

Flight Team Leader begins to prompt for all flyers to return to base and land upon completion of their tweets and gather in #TheAviators Lounge.    This begins the time for aviators to unwind and visit.  Pals and guests are also welcome to join us.

We tweet 

Roger, copy that Flight Team Leader – TDW33 returning to base. It’s been our privilege to remember the OTRB during this #TheAviators flight.

Flight Team Leader closes the Tribute Mission Program.

Sample Tribute Tweets – Some of you have graphic applications and skills.  Those that do are always welcome to create for the tribute tweets you are doing. 

BUDDY, beloved brother to Daisy and Taz @ – Buddy OTRB June 29, 2013 –  remember with love. (picture link)

Buddy beloved

PALNAME went OTRB (date here), beloved of @rightacctname  –  remember with love!  (picture link)

Rainbow Fields

BUDDY – you were always the best “Santa Paws” ever –  goofy, happy and fun! #TheAviators (picture link)

Buddy Santa

BUDDY, we remember a can of beer on coffee or end tables was never safe from you! Brother you made us all laugh so much!   (memory with no picture link)

From  for every hurting heart grieving the loss of a pet passed away…  (picture link)

Our Thoughts Are With You

(#TheAviators :  We use our own brother Captain Buddy at the Rainbow Bridge for many of our examples because Buddy as a willing helper to us will not hurt the heart of someone who may still be grieving their own pet.)


TRIBUTE TAB #TheAviators Website – gives you the mission timing from mission start through end of program. One can also schedule tweets if necessary (especially helpful when one is not available to fly on mission day, but have pals they want to remember).   #TheAviators Tribute Tab at the website is available to help you.   There is a tribute example and a specific  tutorial on how to use the Twuffer application if you need to schedule tweets in advance for this mission.  

Tribute Mission Flight Tips – 17  OCTOBER  #TheAviators  is to help you Twitter fly this mission.

 Remember OTRB with #TheAviators –  17 OCTOBER INVITE FOR TWITTER PUBLIC 

New Tribute Logo

Thank you @fraggleart  (Dawn Thomas) on Twitter for #TheAviators Tribute Mission patch for #TheAviators @theaviatorsclub on Twitter.  Any #TheAviators members who wants to use this patch in art work (pictures) for the club quarterly tribute flights has permission to do so.

Place your questions in the comments – we will follow-up on them  as immediately as possible.

– Daisy and Taz @3DogsWhite

17 OCTOBER Tribute Mission Flight Tips #TheAviators

New Tribute LogoSaturday, October 17,  2015   

Twitter Tips designed to help you fly #TheAviators next Tribute Missions via Twitter for pets who have passed away OTRB (Over The Rainbow Bridge). 


Saturday, October 17,  2015  – Time Zones and Cities Chart – Choose the city closest to where you live for the Northern and Southern listings, check the time and choose the session and time most convenient for you to fly.  (Click on chart to enlarge for better reading.)   Captain Jazz (Mouche) @clingycat  leads the Southern Flight Mission which flies first.  Captain Jim @SallyjainW leads the Northern Flight Mission which flies later in the day. 

Flyer First Workshop "How to become an Aviator". @TheAviatorsClub #TheAviators

On  Tribute Mission Day:

You’ve picked the session and time you would like to fly.

It’s recommended you have thought and prepared for this mission in advance.

PLEASE REVIEW:  FLYERS TRAINING #TheAviators Quarterly Tribute Mission   –> it gives you a sample flight overview, sample tribute tweets and other resources available to brief you on how the mission is to be accomplished.

Everyone gets signed into Twitter on their devices or computers.

Wear your goggles. (Use them as your avatar).

Use #TheAviators in all your tweets so you can see other and others can see you.  If you have a protected tweets locked account and want to be seen in the hash tag stream during the mission, please go to your profile page, click on the gear wheel icon and go to settings to unlock, save the changes and refresh the page.   After the mission, you can go to the same place to lock back up again.  

Bring up #TheAviators hash tag page in direct (regular) twitter by placing #TheAviators into Twitter’s search feature (the place with the magnifying glass symbol). When that page comes up you click on All (so all tweets are shown).

#TheAviators Hash Tag Page (ALL tweets as shown in direct Twitter)  

You can then follow and participate in the entire flight. If #TheAviators hash tag should run too fast for you – switch over to your Flight Leaders tweet page to follow the program. 

Applications like TweetDeck allow you to bring up #TheAviators hash tag and add it as a column to follow. TweetDeck like applications also allows bringing up a user column like the Twitter address (addie) of your Flight Team Leader.   One can then see all #TheAviators plus keep close track on the Flight Team Leader’s tweets.

Every individual must find their own way with their own technology devices.

The entire flight will last for one hour.  #TheAviators  gather up to meet and greet  fifteen minutes prior to scheduled flight time. Early, on time, even a little late, it is OK to come and fly.

TWO FLIGHT SESSIONS – Southern Mission and Northern Mission are class session terms to define a worldwide schedule. #TheAviators members are global representing four continents. All #TheAviators are always welcome to fly the schedule that suits their personal needs best.

BRAND NEW AVIATORS – the most important things besides your wonderful enthusiasm is (1) have your call sign (personal flight name). Here’s the chart to pick one out – if you have not done so already.  (2) Use #TheAviators hash tag in each tweet. (3) If you have a protected (locked) tweet account, it needs to be unlocked to be seen in #TheAviators hash tag stream and may be re-locked after the flight is over.  (4) If #TheAviators hash tag is going too fast for you to follow, switch over to your Flight Leader’s Twitter page to see their prompts (flight tweets). 

Flight name

 #TheAviators  Quarterly Tribute Missions held on Twitter are accomplished with tweeting in during the mission times by individual #TheAviators flyers and guests (all of the general twitter and anipal community are also welcomed to tweet in) remembering pets and animals passed away OTRB. (Over The Rainbow Bridge).

Quarterly Tribute Mission Resources available to help and inform #TheAviators:

TRIBUTE TAB #TheAviators Website gives you the mission timing from mission start through end of program.

 Flyers Training for #TheAviators  flyers (Twitter pilots) 17 October

 Remember OTRB with #TheAviators (public invitation) 17 OctoberNew Tribute Logo

The Tribute Mission patch  was created by @fraggleart Dawn Thomas on Twitter especially for #TheAviators @theaviatorsclub. All #TheAviators members have permission to use it in any artwork created for the club quarterly flights if they would like to do so. 

#TheAviators HQ staff and  Daisy and Taz @3DogsWhite 

Guidelines for #TheAviators Related to OTRB

#TheAviators club has hundreds of working volunteer hours behind the scenes that continue daily toward evolving the organization and flow of both the Quarterly Tribute Flights and establishing #TheAviators #Angels Squadron.  These are the club’s functions specific to passed away pets and animals known as OTRB (Over The Rainbow Bridge).

This blog briefing is directed to guidelines (protocols) for club members related to OTRB.

1.   As a member of #TheAviators, when you have a close pal go OTRB and you want #TheAviators #Angels to be aware of it, tweet or DM (check-in) with Squadron’s leader @MundarePeggy. In some cases, Peggy is already aware and actively  working with that impacted family and in other cases it will be newly known information.

2.   #TheAviators #Angels fly only at the request of an impacted family.  Often, behind the scenes that family is actively involved in providing information and pictures for the flight mission.  Past Twitter history revealed that otherwise (without family permissions) there were times when well-meaning, well intended friends hurt grieving families.

When #TheAviators #Angels was established this is their only criteria, a family must directly ask and/or directly give permission for the flight mission. (Even our own #TheAviators members fall within these guidelines when they have a pet pass away.)

3.   As a member of #TheAviators, it is OK to let any pals know there is #TheAviators #Angels and who the contact is @MundarePeggy. Peggy is the established squadron leader.  Peggy spent hours of time with club leadership team to bring about #TheAviators #Angels. Peggy, as leader is the one who is consistently available to work together with families, schedule and plan flights and has already given numerous volunteer hours doing just that.

4.   If you brought a close pal who has passed away forward to Peggy, resulting in a scheduled #TheAviators #Angels Flight Mission and are both interested, available, competent and confident to lead a scheduled flight – all you need to do is ask or be clear about that with Peggy early in.

Example: – ” Peggy, If pals name has a flight, I would be interested in leading it” via DM (direct message).

5.   We are asking pals to simply remember hundreds of behind the scene volunteer hours on a continuing basis go into #TheAviators and #TheAviators #Angels OTRB specific functions and flight missions. Please respect the organization and formats that have been put in place.  When it comes to the sensitivity of OTRB (passed away pets) and their families it is not advisable for individual #TheAviators flyers to arbitrarily launch their own flight missions. Be it Quarterly Missions or under #TheAviators #Angels we fly together as a group. 

These are now written common sense guidelines (protocols) for all #TheAviators club members.

If you have a comment, even an idea you think will help improve organization that is OTRB related, you are welcome to leave it in the comment section and/or contact @MundarePeggy by tweet or DM (direct message) on Twitter.

Thank you.  #TheAviators @theaviatorsclub HQ staff.

#TheAviators #Angels Squadron

#TheAviators #Angels Squadron

 #TheAviators Angels Squadron

Let us introduce a new squadron to #TheAviators and a new idea. We hope that you’ll get behind it. #TheAviators #Angels are sensitive flyers who have either gone Over The Rainbow Bridge (OTRB) or know just what furends are facing when the bridge beckons. #TheAviators #Angels are willing to fly in immediate and timely service to other anipals in distress when OTRB is close.

Many of us have had to face this most difficult time when frankly some friends and workmates just don’t understand how devastating the loss can be. We are not and will not be  “ambulance chasers”.  We want to be available on request from furends in need. #TheAviators #Angels Squadron will be a service we promote – call on us, we understand where you are because we have been here too.

ALL #TheAviators who see the #Angels Squadron out working may always take part by flying support on a mission when available and/or simply sending a tweet of loving moral support to the family and/or pet account being  escorted to Rainbow Bridge and/or an honours flight mission.  Respectful and sensitive support is the guideline for us all.   #TheAviators #Angels are available to all on Twitter. The only criteria is the affected family has to ask for them.



Listed are the first of  #TheAviators #Angels to have joined the Squadron. 

ANGEL PEGGY @MundarePeggy – #Angels Squadron Flight Leader
ANGEL REINE @Reine1Reine
ANGEL PHI @3phibotticelli
ANGEL BODE @4catsstrapski
ANGEL SQUIRT (sisfur of) @oscardismore
BILBO ANGEL BUNNEH @bilbo_the_bunny
ANGEL STEWIE and fursib MILOU @stewieandmilou
ANGEL KALIKAT and fursib TINKIEBELLE @DebraHall4ever2                ANGEL LEO @CherylGigolo14
SIENA @echo_indigo
TIA @iundidputed
DAME AGGIE @dame_agnes
COOK @CookTheDog
AMA @Amadeusivan
CRYSTAL @7trekky
MOLLY @msmollyyoda
ANNIE and ROXIE @radianttabby
SAMMY @SammydaBulldog
BENGIE @SarahAntill
BABY JO @karmaevenson
SHAYNA @ShaynaCat
MARIE @mariethetabby
EMMETT @Emmett_dog                                                                                SANTINA @SantinaKitteh                                                                                                  WABBIT @Burrow43                                                                                                 FINN and POE BEARDIE @dgbu                                                                                     FINN @FinnDogSays

MISS LUCKY @lucky_GSD consults and supports her OTRB sisfur Team Leader Captain Angel Peggy @MundarePeggy as part of the #Angels Squadron.

TODDY @ToddyFur – club leadership team flies support when available.
DAISY and TAZ @3DogsWhite club leadership team flies support when available.
JAZZ @clingycat club leadership team flies support when available.

#TheAviators ask you to congratulate your #Angels Squadron, give them your support. If you are interested in joining this squadron, please contact (tweet or DM – direct message) @MundarePeggy directly or @theaviatorsclub.

More details to follow on #TheAviators #Angels page.
Kind regards,
Toddy @ToddyFur