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    Cool Flying with my dog in a Kitfox?

    Newbie here...thinking about a kitfox.
    Serious question...Anyone here fly their fox with their dog?
    Mine is only about 45 lbs....not a toy dog, but not big...just little bigger than a real fox.
    (Shes a mix between a border collie and a golden retriever and only one year old with a 15 yr life expectancy...I should have her for a while...)
    Iím wondering if it would be possible to rig a raised spot in the front of the baggage compartment above the baggage where she could be high enough to see out, yet still be safely harnessed in.
    (I could harness her in the front seat, but then Iíd have to leave my wife home.)
    Trying to decide if this is feasible or if I need to be looking at a bigger aircraft...
    Appreciate your thoughts!

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    I fly with our dog all the time. No raised platform and I make sure heís harnessed so he doesnít jump over the seat or move around too much. Heís about 25-30 lbs. what Iíve found works good is I put a small soft crate with a top that zips open. It just barely fits back there, still I tie it down. Then the dog wears a chest harness that I tie down inside the crate. Works well and he can look out but not effect cg or jump over the seats.


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    Default Re: Flying with my dog in a Kitfox?

    Cool...any chance you have a pic?

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    Default Re: Flying with my dog in a Kitfox?

    Theres a guy i follow on Instagram that has a dog about the size of yours. they stack up some sleeping bags in the front off the cargo bay right to the top and it curls up just over the top top of the seat backs. It seems really comfy for all. MYy dog is a little bigger and i don't think she'll fit, i'm thinking maybe ill pull the right control stick and let her ride up front!

    If you get it figured out post pictures!

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    That pic of your pooch flying with you is heartwarming Joe.

    All the best to you and yours!
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    Mutt muffs are a good idea for Kitfox canines. Very noisy environment for sensitive ears.

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    Default Re: Flying with my dog in a Kitfox?

    I appreciate the head set suggestion. We actually have muttmuffs and 4-paws. I try almost every flight to have Jake (the dog) wear them. He shakes them off. Even tried real ear plugs and then the head set. Shakes those out too. Next I want to try Rex specs. They seem a bit more secure. Jake hates the noise we m ow that for sure. But he loves the places we go. Mostly camping!


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    Default Re: Flying with my dog in a Kitfox?

    Ah one thing I forgot. Mutt muffs seam to do little to nothing for sound reduction. Thatís why I went to 4-paws. I wore both in the plane to test. 4-paw was way better. Mutt muffs has a very thin piece of foam and thatís all there is in there.


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    I have 4-Paws as well. Fortunately my French Bull Dog doesn't mind wearing them.
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