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Minute 070: Global Two Rolling

November 04, 2016

Guest Host: Chris Epting

Chris Epting is the author of 26 travel/history books, including James Dean Died Here (Santa Monica Press), Roadside Baseball (McGraw Hill), Hello It’s Me, Dispatches From a Pop Culture Junkie (Santa Monica Press) and many others. He is also an award-winning travel writer and has contributed articles for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Westways and Travel + Lesiure magazine, among other publications. In addition, Chris is a veteran music journalist and recently co-wrote Def Leppard’s Phil Collen’s memoir, “Adrenalized.” Originally from New York, Chris now lives in Huntington Beach, California with his wife and their two children.


Trans Global Two steers from the taxiway onto Runway Two Two.

“Global Two, Lincoln Tower, ” says a controller, “Cleared for takeoff.”

The 707 throttles up. D.O. Guerrero nervously clutches the briefcase in his lap.

“This is Global Two,” says Vern, “Rolling.” The 707 picks up speed, rotates off the runway, and climbs into the snowy sky.

High above the clouds, Global Two rises out of the soup.  Vern picks up the microphone.

“On top at seven thousand,” says Vern. “Clear above, visibility unlimited. Proceeding on course. Will report passing Cleveland.”

Meanwhile, Guerrero is lighting one cigarette off another as he finishes a pack.


In this minute

Unknown as Controller #2
Dean Martin as Vernon Demerest
Barry Nelson as Anson Harris
Gary Collins as Cy Jordan
Van Heflin as D.O. Guerrero
Helen Hayes as Ada Quonsett



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