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B17 – Making of “Don’t Mess with Texas” Anti-Litter Commercial, 1991

Hopefully they brought an extra pair of underwear

Man, I love the sound of roaring Wright engines in the morning! Nothing beats it. Have you ever seen the “Don’t Mess With Texas” anti-litter commercial that aired in 1991? I recently found some pictures of a B-17 doing an insane low pass over a film crew somewhere in the desert. After a little investigation I found that these were ...

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Book: Amelia Lost – The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart


Drawing on her training as a historian and her considerable writing talents, Fleming (The Great and Only Barnum, 2009) offers a fresh look at this famous aviatrix. Employing dual narratives—straightforward biographical chapters alternating with a chilling recounting of Earhart’s final flight and the search that followed—Fleming seeks to uncover the “history in the hype,” pointing out numerous examples in which ...

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