The American business tycoon was an acclaimed film producer before becoming famous as a record-setting pilot and influential figure in the aviation industry.
Howard Hughes’ Lockheed Model 14-N2 Super Electra arrives at Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island, New York, on 14th July 1938 at 2:34 p.m.
The Longines Siderograph enabled pilots to navigate using the stars. This model was in Howard Hughes’ aircraft during his record-breaking around-the-world flight in July 1938.
Howard Hughes in a Northrop Gamma aircraft at Newark airport, New Jersey, on 14th January 1936.