Photos: Dogs Take Flight

Readers took to our Facebook page to share their photos of flying with furry friends.

A story we posted recently about a pilot taking his dog flying with him generated a lot of discussion on our Facebook page, and a lot of our readers had their own photos and fond memories to share.

As you might expect, we couldn't get enough. Here are some of our favorite photos of readers sharing their joy of flying with their canine companions.

Dog in Airplane
Is it hot in here?Mark Pearson
Dog in Airplane
Kirsten's furry friend is her navigator on this flight.Kirsten Becker GL
Dogs in Airplanes
Molly flies with me frequently. She's fine unless it's turbulent or we fly into a canyon, neither of which she likes.Cary Alburn
Dogs in Airplanes
Gidget loves to ride in planes, cars, boats, kayaks... you name it, she's always down to go for a ride!Jennifer Menefee
Dogs in Airplanes
Mark JerniganMark Jernigan
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Ace and my daughter.Bryce York
Dog in Airplane Afghanistan
Detection dog lounging in a DC-3 (Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan).Joe Scoleri
Dogs in Airplanes
Can't keep my dog out of the airplane! He has free roam most of the time. When he senses our descent for arrival, he always comes up front to see if everything is all right. Reminds me of the scene in the movie Airplane where Leslie Neilson keeps poking his head in the cockpit and says, "We're all counting on you."Mark Jernigan
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My dog Deepha sat on the floor next to me in my Bell47J2A because I was 15 lbs too light to fly my heli when I first bought it and needed a 15 lb sandbag ... so Deepha fitted the need. She would smile and chat to all my joyride passengers (more than 5,000), who lost any nervousness, because "even the dog loves to fly." Aviation Regs (IFRs) stated, "Dog had to be tethered and sitting on an absorbent mat" ... so that is what Deepha did.Rosemary Arnold
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Mike and Trigger. Best buds!Kelly McNay
Dogs in Airplanes
Julie takes Stella with her in her 1958 Champ.Judy Destefano
Dogs in Airplanes
Jukati has done about 200 hours with me, and he loves it.James Halligan
Dogs in Airplanes
Our dogs love to fly with us and have never used a cage. They behave just the same as they do in the car, spoiled!John Bleakley
Dogs in Airplanes
Our dogs love to fly with us and have never used a cage. They behave just the same as they do in the car, spoiled!John Bleakley
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Rocky!!Jonathan Leabeater
Dogs in Airplanes
She got mad because we only flew around the pattern.Ron Wallace
Dogs in Airplanes
How about a bird! Took our bird Sunny on a flight around Catalina Island.Adolfo Ortiz
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Took one of my two dogs for a cross-country flight a year ago.Curtis Kooienga
Dogs in Airplanes
My dogs love flying too!Diny van der Drift
Dogs in Airplanes
My dogs love flying too!Diny van der Drift