Ok, as some of you have pointed out, not every pilot is driving a nice pretty car. I was not generalizing but rather speaking of my own experience. And as long time readers might know, Chuck and Julio get a lot of their ideas from some of my personal experiences and not the news.
Also, want to lay the rumors to rest that Chuck is done with his Corsair just to buy a car. Chuck can do both. Knowing Chuck, this car may be leased and if you think about it, he hasn’t spent all that much money on his Corsair quite yet. He is still missing a motor and has accumulated a bunch of stuff from junk yards so far, boosted by some gifts from his airline-pilot-uncle Ed. Don’t worry aviation fans, we were just working on a possible B-Story Line we can use every now and then.
One of you, a copilot of a regional airline, commented on the last strip that he was driving a tiny car with 280,000 miles on it. I feel like I want to address this post personally. The official Chicken Wings position (well, mine for sure, … so at least 50% of Chicken Wings) on what co-pilots are making in this country is a crime in our minds. We have addressed this many times in the past and it is near and dear to my heart. And one thing we feel we can do and have done is bringing more awareness to this issue. I believe that any pilot who put in many years of training and spent many years of eating Ramen Noodles taking out multiple loans in a lot of cases having peoples lives in his hands, should make more money than a teenager flipping burgers at Mickey D’s …