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Bad guy has time to get his pilot’s license?

Seems a bit improbable unless of course he had another life before “breaking bad” and hooking up with Baldy…  “Seemed like a good idea at the time, I guess…” he thought.


I read somewhere that the coloring in of the dailies is done by off-shore artists…  which might explain why Bad-Guy-Flying-Plane’s pony tail matches the upholstery of the cockpit…

The more I look at panel one, the more it reminds me of a scene from Johnny Quest.  Remember how Race Bannon, Dr. Quest, Johnny and Haji (not to forget about Bandit…) would jet around, seemingly able to land where no plane had gone before?


Not being an airplane aficionado, I attempted to determine the make and model of what is being piloted… and discovered that there are literally hundreds of manufacturers…  Wiki of course lists them all, and here is part of the listing, alphabetically of just B-Be…  If anyone can ID the plane, more power to you…

4 thoughts on “Bad guy has time to get his pilot’s license?

  1. My guess is that it is a Piper Apache. An older plane, but everything’s retro in the Trailverse. Also odd that its identification number starts with “R”. U.S. aircraft identification numbers start with “N”. No country’s identification number starts with “R”, though countries of the former Soviet Union start with “RA”, Laos with “RDPL”, and the Philippines with “RP”.

  2. The pilot hopes Baldie sent the right coordinates!? I didn’t notice Baldie working any GPS device or consulting a detailed topographic map. Did you? Well, maybe the pilot can zero in on Baldie’s smart phone, which seems to have coverage in the middle of nowhere.

    By the way, I’m sure you know that the image you provided of Johnny Quest and Friends is from the later computerized series, not the original animated series from the mid ’60s. Compare your “3D” version to one of the standard plane interior shots as seen here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonny_Quest_(TV_series)). The original animation style is straight out of the adventure comic strips of the ’30s and ’40s. All in all, it was good work!

    Compare “Quest” to the other (but earlier) great ’60s “animated” adventure series: “Clutch Cargo”, with human lips overlaying barely animated cartoon faces. It certainly didn’t measure up on the production side. I think Clutch Cargo is the predecessor of, if not the inspiration for, modern “hip” flat animation shows, as seen on The Cartoon Network…but I digress.

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