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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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New photos emerge of Amelia Earhart’s reported final resting place.

Amelia Earhart

It has been 76 years since Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, attempted to fly around the globe in her Lockheed Model 10 Electra. She never arrived home. On July 2nd, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howard Island. A New Zealand museum has discovered lost photos of the island, nowadays called ...

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