Ok, WARNING! Do NOT try this at home! Of course, Chuck has this all backwards again. A sucker hole is a break in the clouds that can lure you into thinking “if only I can make it through there, I should be in the clear”. But they have a tendency to close in on you or might have more bad weather behind it, and boom, you’re trapped. The temptation often is great, trust me. Don’t do it, especially if you are not IFR certified.
It’s a mystery how Chuck keeps going without getting himself hurt. Is it dumb luck? Or does he have some sort of skill in the air after all? Maybe his natural flying abilities are actually pretty good, and he just lacks any understanding of the regulations and procedures. Do chickens have a natural ability to fly?
Besides this being a “safety message” comic, it is also one of the strips we never managed to translate into German, lol. They joke just doesn’t translate. Well, maybe there is a way and we just didn’t see it. Lets see what all you German aviators think about it.
It’s done! Our new animated short has just been released into the wilds of Youtube! Check it out! It’s a parody of the “Top Gun 2 Maverick” trailer. Chuck is somewhat of a Maverick in his own mind, but ends up a little short of captaining an F-18 …
Help us become famous, so we can knock out more of these shorts and reach our goal of turning this into a whole animated series! Please like, share, subscribe and all that! Tell your aviation buddies! Tell your neighbor! Call your grandma!
After keeping you guys waiting forever, we’ve just finished our second animation! So, if you’re a First and Business Class reader (i.e. a Patron), head over to our Patreon page to get early access and see Chuck in our Top Gun Trailer spoof, Roost Air style! (All Economy readers/viewers will be able to see this in a week when we put it on Youtube).
“Moments in Aviation History” is very different to our previous books in a lot of ways. There are still chickens flying all kinds of different aircraft in it, but this time around it is not about the adventures about Chuck and Julio.
We teamed up with aviation enthusiast and historian, flight instructor, hobby aircraft builder, and aviation author Jim Cunningham in writing about “real” aviation history. Well, what we perceive as “real” in our twisted brains at least.
Have you ever wondered if the first loop flown was actually intentional or a malfunction maybe? Or when the aircraft lavatory was invented? If you have, we just might have the book for you!
We certainly have pondered these questions and many moons ago we decided to write a book about it. Then we realized we don’t really know how to write and how to find out the true stories behind our questions. This is where Jim came in. We have been friends through Chicken Wings for many years. We always laughed about the same things and so we thought he might just be able to do some actual research that matches, if only loosely at least, the wild claims we were making with our aviation history comics. The result was this book. It is about the footnotes of aviation and complemented with “Chicken Wings Style” illustrations about what “really happened”.
It took us forever to make for too many reasons to count here, and the timing of the release is very unfortunate. But at least we were able to “virtually” get together, with Chuck even, to release this book online for now! We are still hoping to actually getting together in the future, as well as meeting all of you again in person once some of these airshows get going again.
Neither thousands of miles of distance nor some stupid virus can keep Mike, Stefan, Jim and Chuck from assembling to officially release the new book!