The idea for this strip came from a story a helicopter old timer told me about one of his old logging captains who was really nasty to his copilots and mechanics. Apparently there was a time in this company where the captain was above the law and a flying god who was not to be talked to unless addressed by said captain first. He never cleaned the aircraft or helped and to add insult to injury, he constantly just threw all his trash into the chin bubble because he was too lazy to even take out his own trash. I am glad I never had to work with a guy like that.

But I think in Chuck’s case he had the, in his mind, good intention of throwing the trash out rather than clutter up the cockpit. Yet throwing it out the window might not go over well with most of us. There are actually surprisingly few FAA rules about dropping objects from an aircraft. They simply read almost like “Make sure you don’t hit anybody!”. In Chucks case however, he might run into other city or state laws like littering and such …