As a pilot you know the best way to keep sharp is to fly more. Transporting at risk animals from danger to safety is a great way to use your airplane. Our missions typically last a few hours and involve an IFR flight to and from an airport. Weight is rarely a factor in these flight. Volume is the enemy. Every animal must be in a USDA approved crate.

To Fly For PAART You Must Have:

  • 500 Total Hours, 400 of which is PIC
  • Private Pilot and IFR Rating or greater
  • 50 Hours Time In Type if you are flying your own aircraft
  • Class 2 medical or greater
  • An IPC and BFR in the last 12 months
  • A sign off from an approved CFI
  • Pilot Application

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    • By submitting this form you accept responsibility for ensuring you are and will remain in compliance with all pilot and aircraft related Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) is a volunteer organization. PAART pilots voluntarily provide free air transportation by privately owned or rented aircraft for special need rescue animals and are not financially reimbursed for the expenses of the flights. PAART Pilots providing help with promotion, educations programs, or emergency fosters for animals in transport are not financially reimbursed for any personal expenses.

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      Please select all that apply. To act as PIC for PAART missions you must hold a current IFR rating.
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