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Howard Hughes ~ Aviation

Howard Hughes was an American businessman, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, film maker and philanthropist.

Howard Hughes and his XF-11 - born in Humble, Tx (near Houston) 12-24-1905.  He was an American business mag-nate (Hughest Tool Co.), investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, film-maker, philanthropist and one of the wealthiest men in the world.

Howard Hughes stands below the second prototype of his reconnaissance aircraft in this 1947 photo.The USAF declined to pick up the project due to the difficulties involved in flying the plane, and the high cost of manufacturing it.

HOWARD HUGHES PHOTO SIGNED - WITH PLANE - 1930,s

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Howard Hughes poses in front of the his record setting Northrop Gamma Monoplane in this photo. Hughes broke his first aviation record in the Gamma when he made the west-east American transcontinental run in 9 hours, 26 minutes, and 10 seconds.

Howard Hughes 1937

Howard Hughes Emerging From An Airplane Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Hughes H1- it had two sets of wings, one short pair for racing and a long pair for distance records. This is a recent replica with short wings which crashed later.

Hughes it had two sets of wings, one short pair for racing and a long pair for distance records. This is a recent replica with short wings which crashed later.

Hughes H-1 Racer. On January 19, 1937, Howard Hughes set a transcontinental U.S. speed record in this aircraft, flying nonstop from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 28 minutes, and 25 seconds.

Original Hughes Racer on display at the Smithsonian. This aircraft broke the air land speed record at the time and featured many state of the art features, such as never before used retractable landing gear and flush riveting to reduce drag.

Cate Blanchet (playing Katherine Hepburn) and Leonardo Di Caprio (Howard Hughes) in the Aviator

Howard Hughes & Katharine Hepburn - Leonardo DiCaprio & Cate Blanchett - The Aviator 2004

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