Well, that’s a dead giveaway of course! It’s curious though, how, sometimes, you can actually realize you’re dreaming. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it usually makes the experience that more fun, because you know you’re in for some entertainment without any real dangers or consequences.
This reminds me of the time when my brother cut into the muscle and tendon betwwen his thumb and index finger of his left hand. He must have been around 16 or 17 at that time and was working on his radio controlled model plane in the basement. Somehow he slipped with a cuttern knife and wham! cut himself right down to the bone. It took forever to heal. The whole situation wasn’t as funny as it looks in this comic strip though! So remember, kids: Be careful when handling tools!
I’m pretty much a radical when it comes to freedom of speech. I say, let everybody speak their mind, even if it’s mindless extremist garbage. At least I know where that person is coming from and who I’m dealing with. It is everybody else’s right of free speech to shame and ridicule that person then, of course. The line should only be drawn when somebody tries to incite violence against somebody else or a group of people. Oops, sorry, drifting off into philosophy and politics again here …
I don’t know how many bosses understand that productivity doesn’t necessarily rise when you watch your employees. I guess it’s necessary in some jobs with repetitive work, and especially if you don’t pay them enough. All I know is that I’m happy to a) be self employed and b) sit in my own office without anybody watching me.
First of all: Roost-Air will remain open for business during this trying time!
But I am still very disappointed that our government can’t come to some kind of agreement. As aviation history buff it was especially disappointing that after 55 years of NASA and all those massive accomplishments in space flight, nobody was around to even light a birthday candle due to the government shutting down and everybody getting furloughed. Equally sad is the last minute cancellation of the “Miramar Airshow”. We used to look at this show as one of the key events on the West Coast.
But worse, a particularly scary situation in my mind is what the government calls “essential”. Apparently FDA food inspectors and aviation and NTSB safety people are not in that group.
No wonder we just saw a low budget sushi place open right next-door to Roost-Air!
And yet, my federal taxes got promptly deducted from my last paycheck, even though “the service” has been cut. I wonder how our aviation magazines would feel if we kept charging them without sending them new strips …
Well, that seems to conclude this strange series of events. It figures that Hans is the one who spoils the fun again. Anyway, it will be a relief for all those people out there who already bought a Virgin Galactic ticket!
By the way, everytime we draw a mini series and the publish it on our website, we get so many great ideas what could happen next and how to take the storyline into different directions. It actually made me think: Maybe we should start an open-ended story and let you guys decide what should happen next by letting you vote or give feedback in our forum or our Facebook page. But we’d have to wait for a time when I don’t have a hundred other things keeping my busy and know that I’ll have enough time to draw the strips quickly enough. And Mike has to be available too, which isn’t that easy, since he’s always flying around the country. But I kinda like the idea. I’m sure we’ll make it happen!
Well, flying through space definitely holds a lot of risks. The one portrayed in this comic strip not being the least of them. And I sure hope Chuck calculated the flight path well enough before making the jump to light speed. After all, you don’t want to end up in the middle of a supernova!
You guys were probably wondering why it took Chuck so long to come to this very obvious conclusion. We thought we’ll keep you guessing for a little while this time.
And of course Chuck is convinced that he will be able to fly Spaceship 2. How hard can it be, right? After all, he has all this flight time in a C-172 and the Twin Otter, both of them being very fast, high altitude, almost spaceflight-esque aircraft …
By the way, I as well really hate that gnome on the Travelocity commercials. I hate him and his stupid little accent so much I refuse to even look at that website.
Ok, rant over.
Here’s a tip for everybody who’s shopping for airplane tickets online: Use your browser in anonymous mode. Apparently, most ticket websites remember when and where you want to fly, and prices are being incrementally turned higher, to make it appear as if tickets are selling out right at this moment, to make you buy before you think it will get even more expensive. Plus, they get a few extra bucks out of it.
I don’t know if they only save the info via cookies, but if you’re extra paranoid, you can try going through a proxy server, or use Tor. The easiest way for laymen such as me to use tor is to install the Tor Browser Bundle.
I doubt that it would make a difference for Chuck’s search though!
Oh, and a big thank you and cheers to everybody who came by to visit me at the Air Expo in Zell am See last weekend! It was great to meet and talk to you all!
So it looks like as if getting rejected by NASA has not slowed Chuck down at all. He’s once again picked himself up and is motoring on with trying to make his dreams a reality. To go where no chicken has gone before…
Will he go to space this time? Is he gonna be able to save enough money for a trip on Virgin Galactic’s “Spaceship 2″? Will Sir Richard Branson have something to say about Chuck going to space?
Time will tell.
For all of you, who are not familiar with Virgin Galactic or Richard Branson, check out their website. The whole thing looks like a pretty crazy project. We’d love to see this thing take off (so to speak) and have Chuck go to space with Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, and Brad Pitt who all already booked tickets for the December 2013 space flight.