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Flyaway Farm and Kennels is a sole proprietorship owned by Rebecca Ryan of Chadbourn, North Carolina established in 1999.  Rebecca Ryan has been training dogs all of her life and has been training Border collies for the last twelve years. She competed in her first dog show at four years old. Rebecca's love for dogs continued through her childhood and after college she bought her first Border collie. After training and competing in obedience trials Rebecca decided to try sheep dog trials and began her Border collie journey, winning the coveted "North Carolina Novice Team of the Year" in her first year trialing.

In 1997, Rebecca began working for Seclusival Farm and Kennels, training dogs to do Canada goose control.  Seclusival trained one of the first Border collies to do goose control for Geese Police.   In 1998, Rebecca qualified two dogs for the National Sheepdog Finals. She was then hired by Border Collie Rescue of Florida as their facilities manager and trainer. Upon returning to North Carolina in the summer of 1999, Rebecca founded Flyaway Farm and Kennels, focusing on all varieties of bird and wildlife control and training dogs in true to life work environments. 

Rebecca sold her first airport wildlife control dog to Southwest FloridaRadar at Southwest Florida International Airport  International Airport in Ft. Myers, FL in the spring of 2001.  Radar was a very popular employee at the airport and in addition to keeping wildlife off the airfield, become a favorite at Public Relations events. When Radar retired in 2008, the airport purchased Sky from Flyaway Farm and Kennels to continue the successful wildlife harassment program.  In the fall of 2001, Daytona International Airport purchased 2 dogs from Flyaway Farm and Kennels.  Their border collies work to control wading birds and gulls at the airport. 

In 2002, Flyaway Farm and Kennels started a very productive working relationship with the US Air Force when the company took over the BASH contract at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, DE.  We are involved in all aspects of the BASH program and the base has seen a 55% drop in birdstrikes since we came to work for them.  That same month, Little Rock Air Force base in Arkansas leased Colin, a border collie trained to provide deer control for their airfield.  Colin effectively deterred deer from the areas around the runway and allowed Little Rock to complete a fencing project without trapping deer inside the enclosed airfield.  In May 2003, Charleston Air Force Base contracted with Flyaway Farm and Kennels to provide wildlife control at their main airfield and their auxiliaryTrixie, Coal, Perk and Twister at Dover AFB training field.  Our program has allowed Charleston AFB to increase training time by over 45% without any increase in damaging birdstrikes.  In the spring of 2004, MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL contacted Flyaway Farm and Kennels to provide a full service wildlife control package for their BASH program.  We had an immediate impact on their flying environment with a quick decrease in the number of egrets feeding on the airfield and an 85% decrease in the amount of time the airfield was under moderate or severe bird watch conditions.  In the fall of 2007, Andrews Air Force Base contracted with Flyaway to run the BASH program for this extremely busy and high profile airfield near Washington, DC. We continue to work closely with all our clients, offering constant support and wildlife expertise to improve their Birdstrike avoidance programs.We continue to work closely with all our clients, offering constant support and wildlife expertise to improve their Birdstrike control programs.


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