Short Final: Bird Dog
I was working field operations at a major airport and got this call:
Ground: Ops 1, Ground.
Me: Go ahead.
Ground: We just got a report of a dead animal about the thousand‑foot markers on Runway 13.
Me: Is that the previously reported dog that we cleared?
Ground: Negative. I’m seeing feathers.
From an unidentified aircraft: It’s a Bird Dog!
That was followed by an avalanche of microphone clicks and laughter.Jonathan FriedmanMorristown, NJ
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