Aviation pioneer Howard Hughes dies | April 5, 1976

The Aviator 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 ~ 1930's.  Hughes  was first known for his wealth and for producing/directing movies in the '30s. He had a playboy lifestyle and love of aviation. After a plane accident in 1946, he became very reclusive. Hughes lived mostly in a Las Vegas hotel suite had extremely little human contact in his last 25 years

Howard Hughes ~ Hughes was first known for his wealth and for producing/directing movies in the He had a playboy lifestyle and love of aviation. After a plane accident in he became very reclusive. Hughes lived mostly in a Las Vegas h

Howard Hughes and His Larger-Than-Life Dream Machine, the Spruce Goose

Howard Hughes and His Larger-Than-Life Dream Machine, the Spruce Goose

Howard Hughes inside of the Hercules, more widely known as the “Spruce Goose”. At the time, it was the largest airplane ever- 1947

Howard Hughes Spruce Goose H-4 Hercules

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Howard Hughes's H-4 Hercules - The "Spruce Goose" - It flew only once on Nov. 2, 1947.  The Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history.  They really weren't sure it would lift off - but it did.

Howard Hughes' Hercules - The "Spruce Goose" - It flew only once on Nov. The Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history. They really weren't sure it would lift off - but it did.

Howard Hughes' "Hornett" Fastest boat on Lake Tahoe for 20 years.

Hornet II, a stepped hull wooden hydroplane built by Gar Wood in the early and powered by a Packard aircraft engine, was modified by Howard Hughes to include an aluminum deck. From then on it never lost another race until it was retired in

#Hughes H-1 Racer, one of the fastest airplanes of its time. And, of course, it looks great.

The Cosmic Muffin: A Boat Recycled From Howard Hughes' Plane

Biography of Howard Hughes Infographic. Topic:business, corporation, ceo, aviator

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Howard Hughes | Apr. 19, 1976 Late billionaire Howard Hughes

By the time of Howard Hughes' death he was all but unrecognizable. His nails, hair and beard had grown long and his body was emaciated. The once dashing millionaire was a walking embodiment of the paranoia and fear which haunted him.

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