The dog, a mix breed of Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Collie, was one of the three selected dogs to go through flight school as part of Sky 1 TV series Dogs Might Fly and is now officially the first dog to pilot a plane following weeks of intense training.
The aircraft’s controls were modified so Shadow could hit buttons in response to certain sounds. He used his paws to steer a jet around a figure-of-eight circuit at 3,000ft.
His human co-pilot ensured Shadow was airborne before the pooch took over the controls.
Animal expert Charlotte Wilde said:
We set out to show that dogs have extraordinary abilities, and flight was the ultimate test.
Each year 5,000 dogs just like Shadow are put down, but through this show we wanted to demonstrate just what remarkable and intelligent animals they are.
See photos of the dog in action below: