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
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
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.