Hughes H-4 Hercules ("Spruce Goose") taxis on water before maiden flight 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 Sikorsky R-4B Luzon helicopter ("Hoverfly") in flight in the background. 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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