How long have you been flying?
PRP Chief Rescue Pilot Julian Javor began his flying career as a student pilot in June 2016. By May 2017 he received his Private Pilot’s Certificate and went on to accomplish the Instrument Rating, Commercial (Single & Multi Engine) Certificates by April 2018.
How did you get started flying pets?
After receiving his Commercial Single Engine Certificate in September of 2017, Julian was looking to find a way to fly with a purpose. When he discovered there was a way to volunteer flying animals, he jumped on the opportunity. Julian completed his first rescue flight on November 9th, 2017 and never looked back.
Where do you find the pets that you fly?
PRP always partners with and flies at the request of non-profit rescue organizations within and outside of the State of California. PRP tries to emphasize the importance of taking pets out of California and into more pet-friendly and less crowded states. If you are a rescue that would like to partner with PRP, please fill out our Rescue Request form
How can I come along on a rescue flight?
Opportunities to join PRP on a rescue flight are limited because of safety protocols. There will be opportunities for people to come along that will be issued occasionally. Follow us for announcements.
How do the dogs behave on the airplane? Are they scared? Do they bark the whole time?
Actually, most dogs actually fall asleep shortly after take off. The sound of the engine in the twin Cessna aircraft that we currently operate is actually not that loud and it provides a constant hum that seems to lull them to sleep.
How do the pets handle the altitude and cold temperatures in flight?
Our aircraft is pressurized therefore pets on board never experience a cabin altitude of higher than 5,000 feet. Additionally the cabin is temperature controlled and monitored by our pilot.