I bet there are many other secrets of flying control line, but those are maybe the most important ones.
To be honest, when Mike made the suggestion to come up with a few strips about control line model planes, I said “about what?“. I’m not sure, I might also have said “huh?”. Aynway, I had never heard of them before! But it seems no matter how old you get or what you think to know, there are always new aspects of aviation to discover. Well, now I know about control line planes. What I don’t know yet is how you start and stop them!
As you may be able to imagine, this strip was invented while flying through busy airspace wishing I wasn’t. Then I started dreaming how the good ‘ol days must have been like and then, suddenly and for no apparent reason, . . . I thought of Chuck.
“Sun n’ Fun” starts this week on the 13th! Here is their official website!
I want everybody who has a chance to stop by to send us some pictures and/or post them in our forum!
My brother is still traveling and I am still in Mexico so we can’t make it there unfortunately. It also explains why I am updating the strip early (had some spare time and I am not sure if I will on Tuesday).
But soon we will be back and launch our new website. Hopefully before the end of the month! I can wait, it’s gonna be great! I am pretty sure you guys will like it.
This is one of the strips where we wish we had an animation series going here instead of a comic strip!
Playing dumb is something I learned in the army! The key to a happy life as a soldier is to appear keen and motivated, but at the same time a bit slow, clumsy and/or dumb. Nasty rumors that that was an easy feat for me are exaggerated! It was not easy to appear keen and motivated!
I was at the HAI Helicopter convention in Houston last week. This is where the strip was invented 2 years ago and last year we gave it to TAP during this time so they have something helicopter specific for the show.
There are many strips being conceived at the helicopter show with so many pilots getting together at a place that sells beer as you can imagine. For me, the best place to hang out is always the hotel lobby next to the convention hall. That’s where everybody meets to make plans for the evening. Some of the time you find yourself checking your watch and the evening is already over.
Always reminds me of the strip where Chuck comes back from his CFI refresher course….. (see 31/03/2009 “did you learn a lot?”)
Before you write us an angry letter accusing us for working AGAINST the AOPA, I want you to know this strip was not intended as a call to pilots get together and help the AOPA!
We were merely poking fun at human nature where most of us agree something is a good idea but only a few of us actually get off the couch to do something. Case and point: We all know the benefits of a good diet and excercise but you can clearly see not everybody actually gets up and runs a mile. 😉
We are doing our part, among other things, by poking fun at hopefully the right places. It’s one thing we know how to do.
HOWEVER!! If anybody out there ever needs our comics and cartoons to underline a point he or she is making, please write us. We will help anybody who is out there fighting the good fight! In the past we have often licensed strips and cartoons for pilots who were fighting local noise complainers and we have been invloved in lots of similar projects (helping airports stay open, brings GA awareness, support our youth, you name it…). The offer still stands!
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Never say die, iron eagle
Nothing’s forever, now or ever
Never say die, iron eagle
Never look back, never say die
ah… just tried to find that song on The Internets. Brings back childhood memories!
This strip was declined by TAP because of the finger remark. But it was never established which finger Chuck was talking about. They may have a dirty mind, we don’t know . . . 😉