i believe that the Howard Hughes article is too biased.
i would like to point out that Howard Hughes so called “spruce goose”(he did not like this name. was ingeniously designed the fact that it was built out of wood is a huge feat by anyone’s standards. while he may have felt a tremor i doubt it was the sole cause for only a single flight. you must take into consideration this plane was the modern equivalent to a space shuttle it had not been done before and it was huge. also i do not believe that it is verry straight forward to say he was insane because it is a verry subjective word. Mr. Hughes had many plane crashes as he did test his own aircraft. he consequently had much pain and probably took way too much meds. also it has been theorised that he was OCD. wich at the time was not a recognised disorder but it is however a disorder.
i believe that this article does not portray Mr Hughes in the correct circumstance of the time of the H-4. this man was a genius airplane inventor, designer, innovator,and the best best pilot America has ever bore.
may i also remind you that he formed the basis of modern flight concepts.
flying above the weather(the h-4 was made to but modern airlines do)
so please think of this when you are riding in your cushy airline seat on a smooth ride talking on your satellite phone. without this genius you would be riding a multi engine prop plane in massive turbulence hoping to get a signal on your cellphone.
oh not to mention you would be paying an arm and a leg because only 1 airline would do international travel because Howard Hughes is one of the few that was against the bill to set this up thus giving one company a monopoly over international flights in certain regions.
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