Those of you who fly for a living or even just for fun should at least know what a NASA form is, while at the same time not be as intimate familiar with it as Chuck is. I think it’s best to have an idea where to find it but not “need” it every time you go fly. Nobu almost sums up its purpose in one sentence but check out this link for more info. This guy also has other great articles that may come in handy one day.
Tomorrow I will pack my bags and head over to Friedrichshafen, Germany, to visit the AERO expo on Thursday an Friday. I’m really looking forward to it! Thanks to everybody who already got in touch with me! We won’t have a booth there, so I’ll be roaming the halls and there’s no fixed place to meet me. But I now have a (rather disorganized) list of people I want to meet, and I am sure somehow we’ll all manage to meet up at some point.
And if you see a short blondish guy with a Chicken Wings t-shirt, chat him up, it will probably be me! Or you can also send me a text on short text to my cell phone (my number is on our contact page here) and I’ll see if we can work something out. See you there!
I’m a rather frugal person. But being frugal doesn’t mean to always go for the cheapest option. Quite to the contrary, usually it makes sense to spend the extra buck on a quality product that will last a lifetime. That doesn’t mean you always have the budget for that though. When I started out living on my own, I got myself as complete a set of tools as I could, which was only possible by going for the cheapest version of each. Now I slowly replace them with quality tools, and I really learned to appreciate the difference that quality makes! Unlike Chuck, or my brother, I always buy cheap sunglasses though. But that’s because I ineviatbly lose or scratch or sit on them within a few weeks. If I was a pilot, I’m sure I’d also get some quality sunglasses.
What is worse? A strange noise you hear, or a strange noise you hear for a little while that stops as soon as you start getting to the bottom of it? In case of an annoying whining noise as in this strip, we can all agree that it’s probably better if it just stops.
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!
Sun and sunlight. I vaguely remember seeing something like that in the past. Well, to be honest, yesterday it was sunny here. But before that we had a winter that lasted about 5 months, and certainly felt like 7 months. It’s high time for spring! I think I can imagine now what winter in Finland or Alaska must feel like, and I can’t say I envy the folks up there. I’m more of a spring and summer guy, after all (although I do love skiing!).
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!
Happy Easter, everybody! Or, depending on where you’re located or what your religious affiliation may be, Happy Wester or just have a nice weekend! My personal Easter highlight will be the feast at grandma’s. What I’m not looking forward to is the weather. Looks like Easter is going to be colder than last Christmas. We still have snow around here, and the forecast says that it’s going to snow on the Easter weekend too. Makes it easier for the Easter bunny to hide the eggs though. He just has to cover them with snow. But on the other hand, we will be able to see his tracks!
So I guess sequestration finally hit Roost Air as well. Or did it? Having flown in and out of Santa Monica myself I know that they just “love” pilots like Chuck over there …
But on a more serious note, we really think that the proposed tower closures will have a profound impact on aviation safety. A lot of “small towers” on that list aren’t all that small and a few of them are feeder airports underneath or around very busy airspace. So please call/write/fax your representatives in the pilot organizations, your senators, whoever you can find to fight this. It will hurt us all if this goes through. This isn’t just about the job loss on the controller side, this is about safety and human lives. There was a reason why those towers were put in in the first place.
In case you haven’t seen the list yet and how many towers are actually on there, here is one of the links: http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/03/19/36446/smaller-air-traffic-control-towers-anticipate-clos/
The gut is an underestimated part of our body. I don’t want to bore you with my personal opinions about health, but I am convinced that nutrition and the digestive system are the key to being healthy. Not that I would have it all figured out, or would have enough self control to stay away from unhealthy foods.
What few people know is that your gut is an integral part of your nervous system. When you feel like you literally think and decide with your gut, it’s because it’s true. Not rational, conscious thought, of course, but there’s a reason we call it “gut decisions”.
I read a really interesting article about gut bacteria once. But I think this would maybe go too far for a comic website. And I don’t want to spoil your next meal either …