In addition, Simons has been gifted access to the highly prized and rarely seen aircraft manual produced for the aircraft, content from which has been extracted and used to supplement the narrative.The book goes on to explore the political ...
Author: Graham M. Simons
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Howard Hughes' life ambition was to make a significant contribution to the field of aviation development. But the monumental folly of his endeavours on the H-KI Hercules meant that he came to be known and remembered to a great extent for all the wrong reasons. The 'Spruce Goose' (a name Hughes detested) became a product of his wild fixation on perfection and scale. Once completed, it was the largest flying machine ever built. Its wingspan of 320 feet remains the largest in history. Yet it only completed one flight; flying for a mile on its maiden voyage above Long Beach Harbour, before being consigned to the history books as a failure.Experienced author Graham M. Simons turns his attention to the production process that saw this colossus take shape. In words and images, all aspects of this process are illustrated. We have shots taken during the initial design period, images of the craft under construction, and photographs taken at the test flights. In addition, Simons has been gifted access to the highly prized and rarely seen aircraft manual produced for the aircraft, content from which has been extracted and used to supplement the narrative.The book goes on to explore the political issues that sprung up as a result of Hughes' endeavours, looking into the Senate War Investigations Committee's findings which explored the extent to which government funds had been utilised in the development and construction of the airship, adding a whole new layer of controversy to the proceedings.
Describes the pioneering work of a team of builders responsible for ensuring that Howard Hughes' famous "Flying Boat" made it off the ground.
Author: A. J. F. Clement
Category: Hughes Flying-boat (Seaplane)
Describes the pioneering work of a team of builders responsible for ensuring that Howard Hughes' famous "Flying Boat" made it off the ground. The author describes firsthand the challenges that he and his colleague, John Kettl, faced in their efforts to resolve a variety of first-time engineering dilemmas.
Now Howard Hughes's Hercules will go on display at a West Coast museum
where all can see it. Howard Hughes at the controls of H-4 prior to its only flight.
by Capt. Charles Barton The press dubbed it the "Spruce Goose" although it's
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With the publication of this book, Marrett helps set the record straight about Hughes the aviator and the contributions he made to the development of aviation.
Author: George Marrett
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A test pilot for Howard Hughes separates fact from fiction to tell the inside story of the aviation genius who set speed records in the 1930s and went on to develop some of America’s most famous aircraft and weapons. George Marrett draws on his wealth of experiences and those of other Hughes confidants to take readers inside Hughes’s complex world—a world that has kept its secrets for nearly six decades. Both a gifted storyteller and a top-notch aviator himself, having tested forty types of military aircraft and logged eight thousand hours in the air, the author integrates stories of Hughes the ace pilot with Hughes the designer and businessman who became America’s first billionaire. Through revealing, humorous, and sometimes tragic stories, Marrett provides a full picture of the elusive Hughes despite his obsession with working in secrecy. The author tells of Hughes’s insistence on personally test-flying every plane he built and of the scores of aircraft Hughes purchased, borrowed, flew, and then stored all over the country. The author also reveals details of the top-secret airfield that Hughes owned in Culver City just a few miles from the Los Angeles airport. Marrett’s narrative, as intriguing as its subject, begins in the 1920s, when Hughes learned to fly at the Santa Monica airport, continues into the 1940s, with his famous flight of the Spruce Goose, and follows into the post-World War II era and the invention of airborne radar at Hughes Aircraft Company. Marrett then moves into the 1950s at the Culver City airport where he later tested weapon systems that are still in use by the U.S. military. With the publication of this book, Marrett helps set the record straight about Hughes the aviator and the contributions he made to the development of aviation.
February 1948 Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose made its only voyage on Nov. 2,
1947, flying for a mile some 70 feet above the water and reaching a speed of
about 80 mph. The one-of-a- kind craft was originally intended for carrying cargo
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the fall of 1943 , Jack Franklin received word that Howard Hughes wanted me to
examine the commercial potential of the mammoth Hughes flying boat , the HK ...
A SPRUCED - UP GOOSE : ON THE RUNWAY A Delaware court hopes to settle
one of the last big controversies surrounding the tangled Howard Hughes estate
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Delaware attorney built Hughes's infamous Spruce Goose executive committee .
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Hughes received permission to complete and test one plane -- the Spruce Goose
Author: Victor J. Danilov
"According to Danilov, visits to science-related museums constitute 38 to 45 percent of all visits to museums in the U.S. . . . America's Science Museums is a well-designed book that can be recommended to all public and academic libraries." Reference Books Bulletin
Author: John Harris SheridanPublish On: 2011-09-06
This collection of biographical anecdotes includes stories of the power players of the timecelebrities, famous actresses, and the Las Vegas Mafiaas well as tales of Hughess bevy of less-well-known ladies.
Author: John Harris Sheridan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Many people know about Howard Hughes, America’s first billionaire. He was an aviation engineer, an Oscar-winning motion picture producer and director, and a hotel and casino owner in Las Vegas and Reno, with seven establishments. He built the biggest airplane in the world at the time—known as the Spruce Goose—and the Glormar Explorer supership for the CIA. He owned RKO Motion Picture Studios in Hollywood, as well as tens of thousands of acres in California, Nevada, and Texas. Fewer people, however, know the Howard Hughes of the neon world of Las Vegas in the 1970s. Reclusive and eccentric, Hughes spent his later years surrounded by Mormon aides who insulated him from outsiders. This collection of biographical anecdotes includes stories of the power players of the time—celebrities, famous actresses, and the Las Vegas Mafia—as well as tales of Hughes’s bevy of less-well-known ladies. Told by an insider who knew Hughes in that era, these stories reveal new aspects of an American icon, set against the background of Sin City, the town he loved so much. “John has captured a fascinating era here; I know ... I was there.” —Alvin Zuckert, Emmy-award winning television director “John’s book caused me to relive an exciting and wonderful time in my life. There were sides of Hughes you never knew existed ... until now!” —Ted West, engineer for Hughes Television, KLAS-TV and FOX-TV, Las Vegas, Nevada “No crapshoot here; John’s got an absolute winner.” —Gary Marlow, technical director for Hughes Television, KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, Nevada
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the world's merchandise offered here not only provides lasting memories largest
The Battle for Howard Hughes's Billions James Phelan, Lewis Chester. Koppes ,
Clayton R . JPL and the American Space ... MacDonald , John J . Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose . Blue Ridge Summit , Penn . : Tab Books , 1981 .
Author: James Phelan
Publisher: Orion Business
When Howard Hughes died in 1976, he left no will. His estate had more than 1000 claimants, including 22 cousins and many alleged, illegitimate offspring. This is the story of the battle to settle the final claim.
Howard Hughes ' legendary Spruce Goose has become one of Southern
California's most gigantic places to party . The huge Spruce Goose is nesting
under the Biggest Aluminum Dome in the world , a dramatic 60,000 sq . ft . area
that can ...
Every so often a writer would arrive from the East with an assignment to write an
article on “ Whatever Happened to Howard Hughes ' Spruce Goose ? ” That's
when the Carl Byoir anti - publicity agents would swing into action . The writer
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