For those of you who haven’t heard about this: The company “Eurocopter Group” has recently been renamed “Airbus Helicopters”, probably as a so called family brand strategy, a step which has been widely discussed in the helicopter world.
This re-branding has to be one of the most confusing ones I have ever seen. You take a name that perfectly signifies a gigantic airplane, a “bus in the air” so to speak, and you use it to sell small helicopters. Imagine how much they must have spent on new letterheads and signage?
I wouldn’t be surprised if the price of their helicopters just went up …
We were thinking of re-branding “Chicken Wings” as well. What do you guys think of “Strasser Entertainment” to more accurately reflect our “family brand”?
I wonder if curling is the sport he would pick, but as long as heli skiing is not an Olympic discipline, I can’t think of a more suitable sport. At least he can keep on his sunglasses then!
The Anaheim Heli Expo in Los Angeles is always one of the really good ones with a big turn-out (even though personally I’m kinda biased towards the Vegas show). And since Chuck doesn’t live far from there, it’s no surprise he NEVER misses this one!
Of course, it also isn’t a surprise that he gets lost in LA traffic and possibly gets sidetracked by Disneyland across the street.
This is actually the first show I am missing in 12 years due to other work commitments. I sure am sad that I won’t get to see all my buddies from all over the world. Some of you might know that I have held many functions there and was part of a lot of forums and meetings in my former job capacity. This year I will get to fly a giant orange helicopter around with a long line on instead. Things definitely could be way worse….
However “Chicken Wings” will still be there! Check out the “Vertical Daily Show News” and make sure to stop by the Vertical booth for great giveaways which also include Chicken Wings books!
And it looks like he just bought some 30 year old second hand chains on Craigslist and they came in a 60 year old box. Well, a penny saved is a penny earned!
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.
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 mean seriously! What are the odds?
I know explaining a joke doesn’t make it funnier, but just on the off chance that some people don’t get it (we showed it around with mixed results), please comment below, and we will try to explain it.