Are you my savings account

I am starting to see an increase of instances where I’m “dating myself” recently. The reason for that could quite possibly be that this is the oldest I have ever been. I really don’t mind it because in my business, getting old is a privilege not afforded to everyone.

It’s quite funny actually, but it does stop me in my tracks at times. One time I was asked “What’s a record?” after telling a youngster he sounds like “a broken record”. Not too long ago, my helicopter firefighter crew kept playing “Knocking’ on Heaven’s Door” by Avril Lavigne over and over. Well aware that the young ones probably wouldn’t know who Bob Dylan was, I said that I liked the Guns N’ Roses version better. The response was “Guns and Who?”

Admittedly, that did make me feel a little old.

And remember getting interest in your savings account? I think at one point I was up to 2%. Now it’s more like 0.02%. How things have changed …

Mike

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 …

Top Gun Trailer Parody

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!

Heads up to our Patreons!

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).

Roost Air Trailer

We have been threatening you with this on social media, we have been hinting at this for weeks now.

NOW it is OFFICIAL!
We made another book and it is available online!

Get it here (European Shop) or here (US Shop)!

“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.

Moments in Aviation History Cover

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”.

Moments in Aviation History Preview

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.

Stef, Chuck, Jim and Mike

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!

… hope you like it!

Fellow chicken aviators!

Moments in Aviation History by Strasser / Strasser / CunninghamMany news coming up this spring during our “Spring Chicken Campaign”!

As we are regrouping after the AERO show cancellation, we decided we will still release our new book “Moments in Aviation History” online. It will be available very soon pending a few logistics hurdles we still need to overcome. But we are still expecting the launch at the same time the show would have happened. Behold a preview of what it looks like in all its glory!

It’s our first hardcover books as well as our first cooperation with a fellow author, namely Jim Cunningham (who some of you may know from our Facebook group) and we are very happy with the result!

Patrons!

T-Shirt "Aerodynamics" - Front - Navy BlueBy that we mean all the lovely people who support us through our Patreon page. We thank you all for your continued awesomeness! Those of you signed up at “Hangar del Chuck” Level and higher will receive the new book free of charge. We will write you an email shortly unless we already have your address.

Those of you at “Pilot Bar” Level or higher will receive a new t-shirt we made, free of charge. Same deal, we will write you for your size and address unless you already you already gave it to us. In that case expect a package soon.

Also, the “Roost Air” ball cap received a make-over with a slightly “Top-Gunnier” font to celebrate the release of Top Gun 2 and a little something we’re working on in Patreon and the YouTube Chanel. More to follow on that one. 
But as Patreon you can get the hat instead of the t-shirt if you wish. Just let us know.

If you are not a Patron of Chicken Wings yet, it is never too late to sign up, support us, and receive new prices during our “Spring Chicken Campaign”.