supersonic [click to embiggen]

So I travelled briefly with the (at the time) number 2 Concorde pilot, and learned a crazy thing: Concorde pilots frequently had less seniority than regular airline pilots, because seniority was based on hours in flight, and of course, Concorde takes, like, eleven seconds to get from New York to London.

How crazy is that?


Mr and Mrs Bugg sit, grinning, in the cockpit of a long, thin tube of an airplane, with a nose pointing sharply downward. The plane is, of course, sporting antennae. Mrs Bugg is in the left seat and holds the controls.

The text reads: “Bugvember 22, 1977: Buggish Airways starts a regular Bugdon-to-New Bugg City supersonic Conbuggdar service.”