Howard Hughes preparing for the maiden flight of the H-4 Hercules flying boat. Interior view of Hughes h-4 Hercules at a port in California, United States.Exterior views. A man walks on the wings of the plane. A man speaks into microphone at radio operators station..A man performs checks at the flight engineers position.. Howard Hughes walks past him. The flight engineers position shows instruments for monitoring essential information about each of the 8 engines. Howard Hughes in the cockpit and then returns to speak with flight engineer. speaks over a hand set in the cockpit and sets gyro compass and prepares to start engines.He "cracks the throttles.
Another view of Howard Hughes on the dock looking over the lines securing the flying boat. Another vies of interior and cockpit of aircraft.
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