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Friday, April 1, 2016

Photos: Dog becomes first pooch to 'pilot' a plane following weeks of coaching

pilooooo4Shadow the dog used his paws to steer a jet around a
figure-of-eight circuit at 3,000ft following weeks of
training. The dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Collie,
was one of three dogs to go through flight school as
part of Sky 1 TV series Dogs Might Fly and is now
officially the first pooch to pilot a plane. The aircraft's controls were modified so Shadow
could hit buttons in response to certain sounds.
His human co-pilot ensured Shadow was airborne
before the pooch pilot took the controls..
More photos after the cut.
Animal expert Charlotte Wilde said: “We set out to
show that dogs have extraordinary abilities, and
flight was the ultimate test.
"Each year 5,000 dogs just like Shadow are put down,
but through this show we wanted to demonstrate
just what remarkable and intelligent animals they are'.piloo2pilo1

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