7 July At the Hughes Aircraft Company’s private airport, Culver City, California, the first of two prototype photographic reconnaissance airplanes took of on its first flight. In the cockpit was Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.
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.
Abrams Explorer Aircraft model The Abrams Explorer was American purpose-designed aerial photography and survey aircraft that first flew in November Wingspan: 12 m Length: m Manufacturer: Abrams Air Craft