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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

 

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.

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT MUST READ for all #TheAviators:  GUIDELINES FOR #THEAVIATORS RELATED TO OTRB 

 

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

ANGEL PEGGY @MundarePeggy – #Angels Squadron Flight Leader
ANGEL REINE @Reine1Reine
ANGEL SMOKEY8 @Smokey8
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
SULLEY HAWKRIDGE @Helhawk
AMA @Amadeusivan
CRYSTAL @7trekky
MOLLY @msmollyyoda
ANNIE and ROXIE @radianttabby
SAMMY @SammydaBulldog
BENGIE @SarahAntill
THOMAS ARCHER @PuppyNumber7
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
ToddyFur