Helicopter swag

Anybody who has ever been to the International Helicopter Expo will know about the “bag of swag”, the tote-bag of helicopter related gift and promo items that gets heavier as the day goes on. Some people even seem to have turned this into a sport of some kind.
So when Vertical Magazine asked us to make a comic about HAI, the big bag everybody carries around was the first thing we thought of. And I am sure this will not come as a surprise to you that Chuck is taking the promo gift collecting to a whole different level.

And I have an announcement to make:
Meet me at the Vertical Magazine Annual Beer Party at booth C4125 today between 3pm and 5pm! I’d love to meet with the helicopter guys among you all who can make it to HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas this year! Every time the show finds itself in Vegas, it always seems to be the biggest Convention with the most people for some reason. I am not quite sure why that is 😉

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8 comments on “Helicopter swag
  1. Saskfan says:

    How much Helo Kitty swag is there at the show? (Yes, I typed one L on purpose…)

  2. Ed says:

    So the HAI lifted Chuck’s ban after the Simulator Incident, then? 🙂

  3. warbirdali says:

    Man oh man how low can one sink? I Spy a Product Placement right there on Panel 5 for VERTICAL MAGAZINE, you would think that by placing VERTICAL MAGAZINE in the strip that VERTICAL MAGAZINE would pay you cash money for including VERTICAL MAGAZINE in it, as well as the fact that VERTICAL MAGAZINE commissioned it. Chuck will be drinking Pepsi next and you will be raking in the big bucks!
    Oh by the way if the fine folks at VERTICAL MAGAZINE want to get in touch with me about mentioning VERTICAL MAGAZINE I will be glad to sell my soul……

  4. JP Kalishek says:

    warbirdali, You been listening to Zapa’s “Strictly Commercial” again, haven’t you?

  5. mike says:

    Most pilots I know don’t mind having pointed out to them when and where exactly the free beer is…..

  6. Matte says:

    You don’t have to be a pilot to appreciate free beer…

  7. warbirdali says:

    Interestingly on reading this again (too late) there is no mention of FREE beer, just a “Beer party” Somehow we all read “Free” into it. Must be a pilot thing…entitlement and all that….

  8. mike says:

    There was FREE beer! And you should have seen how many people suddenly showed up!
    They ran out in less than an hour and you couldn’t even walk around the adjoining booths either.
    A lot of fun! It was great to see everybody!

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