Willie tells his friends that he was once a pilot in an air race.

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Willie tells a whopper! When Willie sees that his friends are impressed by a poster advertising an upcoming air show, he tells them that he was once a pilot in an air race. We see Willie outmaneuver the other competitors until only he and another racer are left, attempting to sabotage one another to the finish. Written by Melissa

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Willie The Flying Ace!
8 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is extremely entertaining, especially if you like aircraft and the old racing days of biplanes and the like. Here, Willy Whopper tells the gang about the day he won "National Air Race."

In it, we see tons of sight gags and airplanes of all sizes and shapes, some built flying trains or coffee percolators and other bizarre things. How these planes fly, too, is fun to see. It's total craziness, which is why this story is a "whopper."

Shockingly, during the race Wily and his foe race by someone who might be St. Peter, with a halo around his head and thumbing a ride. When the planes pass him by, he gives them the finger! (I guess this was pre-Code.) Anyway, we see Willy battling his Bluto-like foe, our hero with the small little plane and his enemy in the big streamlined job. You can guess who won.

Overall, lots of fun to watch with some good, corny puns, too.


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