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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. 

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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