Short Final: We Have Oscar


My wife and I were on a PALS flight (PALS = Patient Airlift Services) and we had an Afghanistan war refugee and her helper-dog, Oscar, whom we took to Columbus, Ohio.

Approaching Columbus information Oscar was current on ATIS. I told the controller, “We have Oscar.”

After we landed, the lady whom Oscar was helping asked me, “Why did you need to tell him you had Oscar?”

Brian Gately
Brooklyn, New York

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  1. Evidently they are, as they are more important than all the other people, except in case of the “information Oscar” reveals the knowledge of the pilot for the airport conditions when a dog is on board🐶🐕‍🦺, for the his own safety.