American aviator Howard Hughes takes off for Paris, France from Floyd Bennett Field in New York, United States. Howard Hughes surrounded by a crowd in front of a Lockheed L-14 Super Electra (NX18973) passenger aircraft. Hughes being interviewed by press. Crew with Hughes includes navigator Tom Thurlow, navigator and copilot Harry Connor, radio technician Richard Stoddart, and flight engineer Ed Lund. This is the start of a world circumnavigation flight that ultimately covered some 14,672 miles. The Lockheed L-14 Super Electra aircraft taxis and takes off from Floyd Bennett Field.
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