Aviator Howard Hughes dines over lunch in Chicago and then sets speed record in flight to Los Angeles
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1936, May 14 Duration:1 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Crew work on Howard Hughes' rented Northrop Gamma 2G (NR13761) aircraft, before his speed record setting flight from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1936. View of the Northrop Gamma 2G aircraft from tail. Scene changes to interior of a Chicago restaurant where Howard Hughes is having lunch with a friend. He stands, preparing to exit and fly, with the goal of having dinner in Los Angeles the same day. Airport terminal buildings in background as Hughes pilots the aircraft, and taxis before takeoff. View of the aircraft after take off and in flight overhead. It set a new speed record, reaching Los Angeles in 8 hours and 10 minutes, and traveling at 215 mph.
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