Poor Chuck. First the SR-71 gets retired, then the F-14 Tomcat, then the Space Shuttle in 2011, and now they cancel the Red Bull Air Races. All the really cool projects in aviation Chuck was so excited and passionate about are starting to disappear. And even newer projects he can get behind are crumbling or not exactly “taking off” yet (pun intended), like the massive “Stratolaunch” for example.
We keep making more comics about aviation adventures and aircraft getting retired than strips about new and exciting launches (yet another intended pun). It does worry me a little…
I am not exactly sure what the reasoning behind the abrupt cancellation of the Red Bull Air Races was, but I am assuming they didn’t get enough visitors and/or make enough money with it. It always comes down to money, especially in aviation. I might be part of the problem because I always enjoyed watching the races when I stumbled upon them on TV here and there. Yet I never was enough of a fan to actually go and see a race in person let alone follow the whole season. At least Chuck still has the Reno Air Races … for now.
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