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lifesaving flight for six dogs from Chances Angel Rescue to Almost Home Dog Rescue

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PNP Pilot Elliott Degraff and Zander

PNP Pilot Elliott Degraff and Zander

This is Pilot Elliott DeGraff (81 yrs) with Zander, Elliott did a tag team flight with pilot John Davis and co-pilot Pat from Roxboro, NC (KTDF) to Blue Bell, PA (KLOM) Friday June 27, 2014.

Zander stayed close to Elliott the entire flight and insisted on being his co-pilot for this mission. This is how they were sitting upon arrival at Wings Field when I went out to meet them. Elliott said he almost brought Zander back home with him :)
It was a lifesaving flight for six dogs (two adult dogs and four pups) from Chances Angel Rescue to Almost Home Dog Rescue.

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Posted by Kathleen Quinn Charleston Executive Director, Pilots N Paws

11 thoughts on “lifesaving flight for six dogs from Chances Angel Rescue to Almost Home Dog Rescue”

  1. Jay says:

    This is fantastic! We just came across PilotsnPaws and fully support this organization! Great job!!

  2. Bill Clackum says:

    Just one look at that dogs face, and you know that HE knows he is being helped.

  3. sue clark says:

    Well, that is typical behavior for a pitbull. They like to be close…and sometimes they are a little afraid so it helps put them at ease, to snuggle….glad you could save all those dogs!

  4. Anne Croft says:

    Unbelievably cool.

  5. Jim Carney says:

    Elliott is one of the most dedicated pilots flying for Pilots N Paws. It was an aboslute pleasure to meet him a few years back in VA while doing a relay!!
    Jim Carney
    Pilot for Pilots N Paws

  6. Rick Gutlon says:

    I too have had the pleasure of meeting Elliott while transferring dogs we flew up to VA. Elliott sometimes wears a hat embroidered with “UFO – Unidentified Flying Octogenarian.” We should all be so lucky!

  7. Leslie says:

    Elliott is a wonderful gentleman and our Hero. Elliott was one of the pilots for my very first PNP experience for a shep mix named Duke from NC to NY. On Duke’s flight, Elliott landed in Syracuse during a snowstorm. I couldn’t believe it; I was blown away. I remember feeling completely overwhelmed with joy that someone would take the time, expense and energy to help homeless pets in this manner. I still get that feeling with each flight that I work on. Thank you Elliott, for saving so many lives and being our Hero. Take care! Leslie Eyster
    Volunteer Transport Coordinator

  8. maggie says:

    God bless you and all the pilots who give so generously! May you prosper in every way. My deepest thanks!

  9. Janet G says:

    Awesome work by pilots n paws

  10. Marianne says:

    Elliott is a gentle man and gentleman! God keep you safe. You already
    Have and earned your Wings! Thank you!!!!

  11. Rick says:

    You guys do great work!!!

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