In 1977, the movie "Semi-Tough" starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh and Robert Preston was filmed in the Dallas area. My friend Lauren and I went out to the Cotton Bowl on a Sunday and were in the crowd. We happened to be sitting about 8 seats away from Jill Clayburgh and Robert Preston and they didn't finish filming that day and asked everyone sitting near those two actors to come back the next day and we would be PAID $25.00! (That was a big deal to a junior in high school like me).
Went home and told my parents and they said "Absolutely NOT! You're going to school." (Lauren and I skipped school the next day and went anyway.)
I never did see myself in the movie, but that fall there was a spread in Sports Illustrated about the filming of the movie. One of the pictures was a close-up shot of Lauren and I in the crowd. I was holding up this big poster I had made that said "We love you Billy Clyde" (Burt Reynold's character in the movie) but the poster blocked out my eyes and the top of my head. You could see everything from the nose down, though.
These were my only "brushes with fame".
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos