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!
This might well be the first time that the Roost Air crew is putting tears of happiness into her eyes. It’s good to feel appreciated by your coworkers! But it seems to also matter how that appreciation is articulated.
Poor guys from Roost Air! At least now they will start learning to appreciate Sally, who’s probably lying in the sun on a beach somewhere and wondering why she’s all tense and nervous and not feeling as relaxed as she should.
I’m sure you guys have heard the expression “behind every great man, there is a great woman”. I have found that usually behind every well-oiled flight department there is a Sally-type, usually a smart and motherly character who keeps all pilots and mechanics in line. And I have worked with some really great ones in the past. I have also seen things fall completely apart when these women left, so like many times before in Chicken Wings and aviation history, this comic is based on a true story.
Sally is going on vacation and so will we. Stefan and I will have our annual family meeting which always includes skiing and talking about chickens flying planes. We’re confident that Roost Air will be able to keep operating no matter how the fiscal cliff the US is facing will be handled. There shouldn’t be any interruptions to the European Online Shop but the US Shop will run into a few delays. Everything ordered after January 4th will not be shipped until January 23rd. For an immediate “CW fix” you can get almost all of our books on Amazon as well.
We wish you all a Happy Prosperous and Safe New Year from the coop!
Call me old fashioned, but I like it when I get to repair stuff, chip wood for the stove etc. and do other “manly” work around the house. I also do other household work, of course, but it’s nowhere near as much fun. I dare say I’m not bad at fixing stuff, but fortunately I’m not as good as Julio, to the point where my reputation would bring everybody to me seeking for help.
Good morning, dear friends of fowl entertainment! We hope you are experiencing some joyful and relaxing holidays, and that you have already opened some big and expensive presents! After all, as we have learned from South Park, that’s what Christmas is all about!
Hans is ever the frugal businessman again. But to be honest, I think the whole point of being frugal is to be able to spend the money on the things that are really important, for example Christmas presents for your loved ones, or, like Hans, for yourself.
Whoops! I totally spaced to upload the comic strip today! Well, not totally, obbiously, because right now I thought of it. I blame it on the new upload schedule and the pre-Christmas stress, because then I don’t have to feel responsible for my actions! Anyway, sorry for the delay, guys! I hope Hans in a Santa suit was worth the wait!
Wow, seems we’ve hit a nerve with out last strip! And to pour some more oil into the fire, we’ve scheduled another anti airport activist related strip for today!
Let us point out that we do not agree with Chuck’s proposed tactics in this case, and that we are all for peace, love and understanding, like Sally. It’s interesting to see how entrenched the camps are in this matter. I have to be honest that I am somewhere in the middle on this.
Do I enjoy the sound of a passing Cessna? Sure! But I can understand that to some people, mainly those who have no fascination for flying, it’s the equivalent to a moped in the sky. And while I can appreciate the awesomeness of an airliner passing over me on final approach, I wouldn’t want to have to listen to that noise all day long in my house or garden.
One difference between America and Europe is that in Europe most towns have been there way before the airports and that it’s much more densely populated in general. A lot of families live in places way longer than even the advent of aviation. But does being somewhere first and the fact that you’re inconvenienced give you the right to demand the shutdown of an airport? By the same logic you could demand highways and railways to be shut down. Or in the place where I live, a lot of new apartments were built on one side, and a connecting street on the other side. Do I have the right to demand people to move out, because the traffic is annoying to me? And it is annoying, especially the mopeds.
It’s not a black and white issue. We aviation enthusiasts need to recognize that not all airports were there first, that, although in some cases it’s blatantly obvious that there’s a different agenda at play or that people moved next to the airport knowingly, there are cases where it’s the other way around and that there is a limit to the noise you can take before it starts adversely affecting your health. The other side has to recognize that not all airports are alike and that general aviation is already a dying field, because once an aiport is shut down, it stays shut down. The only airports that seem to grow are the big hubs, and those are the ones with the really noisy planes.
That’s why I cited the example of the airport in my home town. It really worked out fine for all sides and it shows that when you talk to each other, and, as an airport, take the grievances of the local residents seriously, and when both sides are willing to compromise, that we can all live peacefully side by side.
Looking for your glasses without your glasses on is ironic and annoying at the same time. The only thing worse is looking for your glasses with your glasses on, because it means you’re not blind, but stupid. For the record: I’ve done both before!