Safety Protocols For Pets On Jets

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General aviation aircraft are great for those who want to bring their pets along when they fly, and now a pet-services company is offering a special training program to ensure that pets' in-flight safety is protected. Sit 'n Stay Global offers a training program for cabin crews or pilots who deal with pets aboard private jets or personal aircraft. "We found, after several inquiries from corporate jet owners, that there was a real need to understand how to make sure any pets on board were properly secured in the event of an emergency," said Carol Martin, spokesperson for Sit 'n Stay. The training program shows how to cope with pets during turbulence, ditching and evacuation.

The company also provides a pet nanny service, with trained caretakers who will go along on trips and take care of pets in flight and on the ground. Specially designed seat-restraint systems for pets, as well as oxygen masks, flotation devices, and a fleece blanket for emergency evacuation, also are available at the company's web site.