A tiny technical hiccup

Mike is very busy with this year’s fire season, so I have to write this blog, even though he would be way more qualified to talk about the issue of refueling aircraft. As far as I know, there was quite a bit of fuel shortage on various airports so that they sometimes couldn’t even refuel the fire helicopter. You’d think that those would be a priority.

Now I’ve never run out of fuel in my life, but I came close once or twice. Many years ago, my wife (then girlfriend) and I drove down to Croatia for a vacation. I don’t know where exactly the last gas station was that we passed, but it looked like we still had plenty of fuel in the tank. We were driving on a brand new highway and thought that at the exit there’s bound to be a service station. There was no service station. In hindsight that probably was exactly because the highway was brand new. So we drove on, along a barren country road. It was already night, but there was bound to be a town or gas station, somewhere, right? Wrong. We drove on and on and watched the fuel gauge drop lower and lower. Then the warning light came on and we were already going through scenarios of what to do if we end up stranded on a deserted country road in the middle of the night. I think we made it about 40km with the warning light on … Well, unspectacular ending to the story: We finally reached our destination and rolled into the first gas station at the edge of town on our last fumes.

That all happened before the time of smartphones with Google Maps. Nowadays, it’d be quite a bit easier to find the next gas station. But I noticed that the gas station density varies greatly from country to country. Here where I live, it seems there is one at every other corner.

Has anyone of you ever actually run out of gas? If so, in your car or in your plane?


Our latest animated short is now out on YouTube! Please, watch, like, share and comment. We want to see what you guys think.

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Fellow chickens in the coop rejoice!

Come this November the chickens at Roost Air will be celebrating 20 years in business!

To celebrate this special occasion, we have planned a few events and gimmicks for this year. Starting with … two awesome patches! Behold:

Chicken Wings 20th Anniversary PVC Patches

Europeans can get them here: Chicken Wings Shop

Americans can get them here: AVIATORwebsite (also best for orders from the rest of the world).

They will be a limited edition patch since they make less sense come next year.

These patches are only the beginning. For our 10 year anniversary we turned a “Silver Eagle” into a “Silver Chicken”. This time we thought we’d carry on with the tradition of turning “all things eagle” into chickens and convert the classic “Eagle Driver” patch many Air Forces are using into a “Chicken Driver” patch.

Who knew chickens get this old? Not in our wildest dreams would we have thought way back when in 2001 that we’d still be doing this today. Typically, wine fueled ideas around midnight don’t end up being a 20 year long passion and commitment, unless of course, you end up pregnant, LOL. We thought we would be out of ideas at some point. At some point very soon actually, since at the time we only came up with roughly 12 strips. But thanks to you all and the very unique field of aviation, Roost Air is still soldiering on.

Thanks to our Patrons

Those of you, who have been supporting us on Patreon, will automatically receive a FREE Anniversary Patch Set in the next couple of weeks. We truly thank you for your support!

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Those among you who have not signed up for Patreon yet, please consider joining! Go HERE to sign in (any level will do) and receive the 20 Year Patch Set as sign-on bonus. With the support of our Patrons, we fund our animation project. We’ve got a couple of videos in the pipeline and a little birdie told me there will be a new one out VERY SOON!

As always, we’re very much looking forward to your comments, thoughts, and ideas.


Check it out! We’ve just published a new short animated clip:

We’ve been trying out some new scenes and backgrounds. Also, we have changed the voice for Julio. It’s a long story, but due to logistical reasons we unfortunately had to replace our good friend Marcos. So we did a search and a casting, and in a survey, our Patrons voted for Mark, who you can hear in his “debut performance” here. We’re very happy with the result! Hope you like it too!

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