Where I used to work we flew right over a golf course if we were departing southbound. Being the cartoon-type creative mind I had always wondered what would happen if we “picked up” a golf ball on departure. I’m sure it wouldn’t have been pretty in real life.
Still it didn’t seem as threatening as what we had near our practice area where we did a lot of our training. There was a skeet shooting range close by so I always made sure I gave that one a really wide berth …
Speaking of golf balls: I just recently learned that the snorkel heads on our Sky-Cranes had to be re-designed at some point so they don’t suck in golf balls which then would ruin the tank doors. I guess engineers originally didn’t think about the possibility of the Crane dipping out of golf course ponds. But then again you can’t think of every scenario ahead of time …
Decisions, decisions. I might react similar to Chuck here, because as a libra, I tend to be indecisive. Fortunately my ascendant sign is sagittarius, which means I don’t believe in astrology!
I already mentioned this in our Facebook group, but for those who didn’t see that: I will be going to AERO in a couple of weeks. We don’t have a table, so I will be roaming around the premises on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th.
Since it’s my first time, and I don’t have a base of operations there, I have no idea how to do this, but if any of you out there want to meet up, please get in touch with me! Or look out for a guy with a Chicken Wings t-shirt, when you’re there. I will not, as some people suggested, run around in a chicken costume!
I’m in a really big hurry today and can’t think of anything smart or funny to write, so I guess I better don’t write anything then. But damn! I can’t seem to even get that right, since I obviously just failed at not writing anything!
It sure is better to see the traffic from up above than from down below. Although, the best thing is to see no traffic at all, which would be such an easy thing to do if other people would be a little bit more considerate about my schedule. But as Confucius said, “You are not just in the traffic jam, you are the traffic jam.”
Well, at least the Red Flapper didn’t fly into the tail rotor!
There is one bird here close to my house that I wouldn’t mind being blown away though. That bugger is so unbelievably loud, and starts chirping every day at the crack of dawn. It seems that he’s waking all the other birds up as well. My theory is that what then follows for two hours is all the birds screaming “Shut up! I’m trying to sleep!” “No, you shut up!” “You all shut up!” at each other.
Still, it’s not prohibited to look sharp at all times, right? After all, pilots need to inspire confidence among their victims. I mean passengers!
Mike and I loved watching Magnum P.I. when we were kids! And of course we thought the helicopter was way cooler than the Ferrari. That image of T.C.’s Hughes 500 has been engrained so deeply into my mind as the archetypical helicopter, that I think that is the reason why I instinctively started drawing a 500 as Roost Air’s helicopter when we started this comic.
Let me take this opportunity to talk to you about hand dryers. There’s the ones that are really really hot, but blow very weakly. I hate those! Then there’s the ones that aren’t necessarily that hot, but produce a hurricane-like gale. I like those! The best thing though, in my opinion, are paper towels. Feel free to discuss this important topic with me in our forum!
Here we go! Our first Thursday update! Weehee!
Between our airport and the helicopter training area we use is a skeet shooting range. I always tell my pilots to stay away from it as much as they can or fly over so you put yourself behind the shooter. Then I started thinking about what they would do if you buzzed them or flew really low…