Chuck sure knows how to make an entrance, doesn’t he! Thanks again Alasdair for the idea for this strip!
Seems Julio has a lot of practice keeping a straight face. No doubt a skill that is important for a mechanic working at Roost Air!
Another proof that honesty is the best policy. Honesty is also my personal policy, not just because I don’t like lying to people, but because I am convinced that the negative long-term effects usually outweigh a short-term gain, and that by avoiding misunderstandings, being honest saves everybody’s time.
The only time when I bend the truth is when I feel I would really hurt somebody’s feelings. And even then, I try to strike a balance and be as honest as possible. Honesty might not always be polite, but it sure shows more respect towards a person.
Another important reason I don’t like is that I am not smart enough to keep my stories straight.
I wonder if Chuck ever heard of the saying “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” It would appear not. And I also wonder if, when Alex is calling him not the sharpest tool, if she wants to imply that he is a tool though.
Maybe the reason Chuck has such a big mouth is that he always puts his foot in it somehow? This slip is almost as bad as unintentionally stealing a poor guys private robe in the sauna, for instance. Don’t ask me why that popped in my mind just now …
Another day, another try! But I’m sure that Julio is spot on. After going on maintenance flights with Chuck more than once, he is probably the most qualified person to judge the excitement level on the seat next to Chuck.
Every year the Strasser family converges for a traditional skiing trip in Salzburg, Austria. This includes, obviously, a lot of traditional skiing, traditional visits to the sauna, some traditional beer and a lot of traditional jokes being told and traditional fun being had. It’s all very traditional, as you can see.
Anyway, this means that the next few comic strips will be re-runs of older, and classic, you might even say traditional, material. I hope you will enjoy them anyway!
Every year the Strasser family converges for a traditional skiing trip in Salzburg, Austria. This includes, obviously, a lot of traditional skiing, traditional visits to the sauna, some traditional beer...
I have had more people puke in the glider back in the first two years of my aviation career than all of my 18 years of flying helicopters. Maybe it was because I was new and my skills have since improved a little, but I think it’s more because gliders do get bounced around quite a bit. With the gigantic wings they pick up every little updraft (duh! That’s the idea!) and the sun beating down on the poor passenger through the bubble creating the “ant underneath the magnifying glass” effect isn’t really helping either I’m sure.
My brother, the artist, once filled up the bag in the back of my plane but got everything inside the bag at least. However he forgot to take the microphone out of the way. Good times …
When I tell people that helicopter flying is actually surprisingly smooth I often get asked the question “But not when you’re flying into a fire, right?” “That HAS to be pretty rough!”
I used to say “not really” and “you’d be surprised” but I have since learned that I just never noticed how rough fire flying can actually be because I was always too busy driving and working. Now that I am flying a in a multi-crew cockpit environment where I am not always the one driving I often think “holy moly, this is rough!” and “how come I’ve never noticed that before!”
It may also have something to do with the fact that this gigantic aircraft is not exactly known for being the smoothest machine in the fire world. It kinda feels like driving a gravel truck down a gravel road. It’s probably a good thing we don’t have any passenger to worry about while fighting fire.
Well, some people start to learn how to play the guitar just to impress girls. Maybe Chuck will start to fly gliders? Time will tell!
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