Maiden flight of Hughes H-4 Hercules ("Spruce Goose") in California, United States
United States Date:1947, November 2 Duration:1 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
Hughes H-4 Hercules flying boat taxiing on two inboard engines in water moments before its maiden flight. A ship in the background and a helicopter in flight. The flying boat starts all eight engines, accelerates toward flying speed and her hull rises in the water as she approaches lift off on maiden flight.
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