Talking about seeing signs, do any of you (who are old enough, I guess) remember that song “I saw the sign” from Ace of Base? There you go, now you have a stupid song in your head for the rest of the day! You’re welcome!
“Philistine – Hostile to or lacking in appreciation for art or culture or having no understanding of them.”
That’s correct folks! Chuck knows a few really big words. Sometimes he still really surprises even us. But it still didn’t save his artwork on the little Cessna.
And with this strip and Chuck once again having to clean the aircraft, the year is coming to a close. Thank you all for tuning in, commenting, seeing us at the shows, sending us ideas, supporting us on facebook, and helping us spread the word about Roost-Air!
We still have more ideas and projects. Let’s see what 2014 will bring … We wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Who else here has trouble to move after a few days of Christmas food? Chuck apparently hasn’t, and it seems he is seizing the opportunity of Julio being gone over the Christmas holidays.
It’s important to be precise! Well, sometimes at least, often it’s not. The trick is to know the difference. It’s always funny to watch people who have no sense of proportion and appropriate precision. E.g. when you want to calculate your return on investment on something, and some of your input variables are a wild guess or at least a rough assumption, there is always somebody who then ends up with a dollar figure calculated to the tenth place behind the comma and thinks it’s accurate.
Oh, and talking about writing down sums of money. One of my pet peeves is this: When you write down an even amount here, you put a comma and a dash at the end. E.g. when Americans would write $21.00 we would write $21,- . By the way, I don’t know if this is a European or German thing. Other Europeans, do you also do that?
Anyway, there are some people (some close to me, I won’t name names) who don’t know that that’s supposed to be a comma and think it just means “something to do with money”. So when they write down $21.45 they write $21,45,-! Aaah!! Why? How can you have two commas in one number? Sometimes you even see it on menus of restaurants. For some reason the concept is really hard to explain though to people who do this …
And here he goes, once again proving that there are no stupid questions, just stupid answers. I envy Chuck for the view out of his office though. When I look out of my window now, all I see is a grayish soup.
PS: a quick reminder: Our Special Christmas Deal in our shops (15% off!) ends today! So be quick to get you orders in!
Every one of us who has ever helped pushing a bigger aircraft up a slight hill for a longer distance with a few people will have noticed that there is always that one guy who more or less just “holds on to the aircraft” instead of putting his back into it. I sincerely hope that none of you are “that guy”.
As we head into the winter months, with the days getting shorter, and most northern regions becoming cold and foggy, we thought this is the perfect strip to start this November.
It actually was invented during our last Skiing trip and is one of our personal favorites because it’s so relate-able even if you’re not in aviation. The photo shows us either seconds before or after we invented the strip. It’s a great example to show you how we come up with our ideas, just in case you might have imagined us in white lab coats inside some sort of comic laboratory …
I guess we all know the feeling of thinking that everything that happens around you somehow relates to you. Especially as an insecure teenager, I always had the feeling that, whenever somebody was laughing or talking somewhere that they might be laughing about me, etc. It is a sobering but at the same time liberating discovery when you realize that the world doesn’t revolve around you and nobody really cares that much about you (family and friends excluded of course).
It still happens sometimes though that I see somebody waving and think he’s waving at me. Well, there’s a little bit of Chuck in all of us.
We all know people who give answers like that, don’t we? But, to be honest, people who ask questions like that kinda have it coming too, haven’t they? (For some reason I now have to think of my lovely wife). All you have to do is ask the question so it can be answered with a clear yes or no!
The real Nobu has a lot more stories about this particular subject since he has many more hours of flying helicopter tours than me. I had most of my “pukers” during fixed wing flights (among them my dear brother even) and not quite as many in helicopters. People are always surprised when I tell them that but I think with it fast moving skinny blades, a helicopter “cuts through” a lot of turbulence as compared to a stuck wing with a whole bunch of surface area for the turbulence to act on. Although, it’s been said that once you get sick in a helicopter, it will take you the better part of the day to recover. After many years of flying I have developed almost a 6th sense about spotting a puker before he or she gets in the aircraft. It has saved me from massive clean-up operations many times.
And on a side note: I have had days where I did so much flying and making so many decisions all day that when the clerk asks me at the end of the day if I wanted plastic or paper, I’m often so burned out and tired that I find myself unable to make that one more decision.
Has that ever happened to you?
Every now and then you make that special bond with a certain aircraft. I have flown many different aircraft/models/types/categories but I only have a few machines that are really dear to my heart. Everybody who’s been following us over the past years sure has heard about “Panaca Jane” I’m sure. She was one of those machines who never let me down for many years and still stands out as one of the top 3. It also turned out that by giving her a name, the crew paid extra attention to her and took great care of her. She wasn’t just a vehicle; she was part of the crew.
This year she retired from fire and started a new life in the power-line inspection/construction world. And yes, she still is painted the original baby blue / baby poo.
If she could talk, what would she say?