Composed, calm, professional

The 747 Super Tanker concept seems to come and go over the years. If I had to guess, I’d say it is because there is a lot of money and politics involved in the idea, so the efficiency of the tanker gets questioned constantly. At the time of writing this blog, the Super tanker is parked, while last year, when we came up with the comic, it flew.

But what this strip really is all about is the enthusiasm for aviation. While I see many private pilots always excited about flying, I don’t always see that with the professionals. I guess I would chalk that one up to somewhere between “the grass is always greener…” and “once this becomes a day job…”.

However, there are always exceptions. Chuck is obviously one of them, always positive, always excited. But they exist in real life as well! One of my fellow pilots and good friend is the Chuck-Type when it comes to maintaining the enthusiasm for this business, even after almost 20,000hrs of flight time. He amazes me. He seems to be as excited every morning to do his job as he was on day one. I don’t know how he does it, but it is kind of infectious when you work with him (sometimes it can be downright exhausting, HAHA). It is definitely the way to go and makes the day go by faster 😉

On my last roll I ended up getting stationed out of the Camarillo airport by pure luck. It is the airport where my aviation career “took off”, so to speak, and where everything started including “Chicken Wings”. I had forgotten how cool of an airport this really was after a 10+ year absence and really enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and checking out all the on goings there. There is always so much happening at KCMA. I can highly recommend the trip if you are looking for the “100 Dollar Hamburger”. The airport restaurant is one of the best I have ever been to. (Don’t go on Monday, that’s when they are closed). Camarillo reignited my passion for flying and motivated me to get current again on my private fixed wing aircraft rating. I have had a blast since and I am sure me getting back in ‘ye ole Cessna Skyhawk’ will spark a few ideas down the road, LOL.

Keep flying, my friends! And if you’re not flying currently, do it! Or get a chicken at least. That’s fun as well.


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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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