A very loyal airport dog.


The best known dog at our little airport is Kirby, a twenty pound,  ten year old canine with genealogy that couldn’t be sorted out with DNA testing and the complete records of the AKC. He is 100% American mutt, and like most dogs spared from early extinction, he is totally loyal to his best friend, Alex.


Alex owns a large concrete business, and Kirby has spent nearly every minute of his life with Alex. They go to work all day together, Hang out most of the night at Ronnie’s our local bar and grill, and at night head back to Alex’s hangar apartment. Because of this and his slightly insecure nature, Kirby will do anything to stay by Alex’s side.


Last week, Kirby snuck out of the apartment late at night to run around the hangar. Alex didn’t notice, and shut the door for the night. In the early hours of the morning he was awakened by Kirby, covered in white dust. Looking around, he discovered that Kirby had tunneled his way in through 2 layers of sheet rock. It had taken most of the night, but it is all in a nights work for a loyal dog.


Above, Kirby being lightly scolded in front of the tunnel he bored through the apartment wall.

For a look at another Kirby story, read this: Sunday, a long day at the airport. It is a look at a day of work at our place in 2013. The end of the story is a hard lesson I learned bout looking at the lives of others.




About William Wynne
I have been continuously building, testing and flying Corvair engines since 1989. Information, parts and components that we developed and tested are now flying on several hundred Corvair powered aircraft. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an A&P license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and have a proven 20 year track record of effectively teaching homebuilders how to create and fly their own Corvair powered planes. Much of this is chronicled at www.FlyCorvair.com and in more than 50 magazine articles.

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