Have you seen thecommercial where the little boy asks the farmhand, “Can I have some of your DORITOS?” and the fellow replies, “Sure, when pigs fly!”  The following scene shows the lad strapping a rocket to the pig’s mid-section and then, of course, blast off!  The boy gets the goodies, and the pig gets a heart-felt “thank you.”  That, of course, is complete fantasy.  However, a new TV show on BBC in England, DOGS MIGHT FLY, is actually taking a look at the possibility of having a dog be the pilot in the cockpit.  Using Flight Simulators they intend to see if they can provide dogs with the necessary training to fly a plane.  And, if man’s best friend is frequently your co-pilot, you may want to do more research regarding FLYING DOGS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING.

“Well, I know dogs can do a lot of strange things,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, shared, “but so far Lassie hasn’t contacted us for flying lessons.”

He is right about the capabilities of dogs.  In fact, in 2012 researchers in Auckland, New Zealand, taught three dogs to drive a mini-van after training them to start the vehicle, put it in gear, drive about seventy-five yards and then stop.

“Boy,” TURBINE TRAINING Vice President Jason Wolcott offered, “we are a top-flight facility when it comes to pilot training, but I’m not sure we would be able to teach Rover how to take over the controls.”

And, probably no one else will be able to, either.  Professor Emeritus of Canine Psychology Stanley Coren, of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, pointed out that the most “intelligently elite” of the dog world (top 20%) will have the intelligence of a human three year-old, and, as Coren says, “as we wouldn’t expect a child of that age to be able to fly a plane, I have to doubt that we would be able to teach a dog to do so, either.”

When it comes to FLYING DOGS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING, those at the TURBINE TRAINING CENTER understand the importance of ensuring that they stay on the cutting edge of the airways to ensure that you receive the training necessary to allow you to accomplish your dreams and goals, though perhaps not those of your pets!  As one of the leading cessna training centers in the country, TURBINE TRAINING features both Initial and Recurrent Training for Cessna Caravan, Cessna 208 training; King Air 90 Training, King Air 200 Training and King Air 300 Training. If you have any questions about the process for receiving TRAINING, contact TURBINE TRAINING at 1-866-335-1224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Wolcotts and their staff would be happy to assist you in your quest for Initial Training or Recurrent Training regarding Turbine Engines and will give you the opportunity of being on the cutting edge of training by using their simulators.

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(To learn more about this topic, research “BBC Flying Dogs TV Show.”)