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

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

 

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

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

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

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

  3. 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. Unbelievably cool.

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

  9. Awesome work by pilots n paws

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

  11. You guys do great work!!!