Saturday, 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 Chart – go 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.)
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)
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.
TDW33 flies for all the OTRB departed in loving memory of our brother Captain Buddy #TheAviators (picture link)
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:
A Message From The Bridge by Daffy’s late mom Ingrid – May it bring comfort to hurting hearts #TheAviators (picture link)
For the animals sent OTRB for lack of adoption or home, #TheAviators remember you with great love. (picture link)
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.
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.
PALNAME went OTRB (date here), beloved of @rightacctname –
#TheAviators remember with love! (picture link)
BUDDY – you were always the best “Santa Paws” ever – goofy, happy and fun!
#TheAviators (picture link)
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!
#TheAviators (memory with no picture link)
#TheAviators for every hurting heart grieving the loss of a pet passed away… (picture link)
(#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
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