Fight or flight response

This is another of my personal favorite strips. When I was the chief pilot I couldn’t help but cringe every time the FAA inspector called. It wasn’t usually for the reasons they call Chuck and the guy was really nice, but it typically meant more work for me in some form or another. Like every pilot all I really wanted to do is just to go out and fly and not deal with rules and regulations and the associated paperwork. So maybe the “flight” response is more natural for a pilot? As in “Tell the POI, I’m out flying and I’ll call him back!” HAHA!


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7 comments on “Fight or flight response
  1. FotoJunky says:

    As I am unfamiliar with thanksgiving, but very familiar with penny-pinching, my order is in the mail already. So eagerly awaiting delivery.

    (I am Dutch and as all people know we are nearly as frugal as Germans.)

  2. jan olieslagers says:

    Tell the POI, Iā€™m out flying

    Who or what is a POI? In GPS data it is a point_of_interest, but at Roost Air?

    Generally: please avoid using acronyms and abbreviations and codes unless really but then REALLY obvious. Or, alternatively, provide a glossary šŸ˜‰

  3. Denton says:

    Haha! When I worked at a flight school, whenever our POI would show up most of the CFI’s were “assholes and elbows” out the door. Most of them just ran through the door like Wile E. Coyote and left a CFI shaped hole in the door.

  4. mike says:

    @ jan olieslagers:

    At Roost-Air, as well as in the FAA ruled part of the world a “POI” is a “Principal Operations Inspector”, a person most pilots in the commercial world are very familiar with. I live in a world of three letter acronyms and sometimes I forget that not everybody might understand me.

    But way ahead of your suggestion, we have implemented said glossary many years ago on our website and in the back of our first 4 books for this very scenario šŸ˜‰
    See link here:

    We try to simplify the explanations as much as we can since most of the FAA acronyms still don’t make sense to mere mortals even if you find them under their definitions. Like to think we succeeded in a few cases at least but let me know what you think of that page on our website.

    We walk a fine and challenging line with Chicken Wings between staying understandable for everybody, yet remain interesting for our hardcore aviation followers. Sometimes we deviate to one side or the other…

  5. mike says:

    @ Denton:

    I would be lying if I said this strip was completely invented šŸ˜‰
    Have observed (and lived!) the pictured scenario many times, HAHA!

  6. Fotojunky says:

    Can we add suggestions for your abr. Page?
    I might even think about sending a version with additional links.

  7. Captain Dunsel says:

    Change it from “the FAA inspector” to the “IG” (Inspector General), and you’d get the same reaction from just about every US Air Force guy (like me!).


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