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Hughes’ first record-setter was a Boeing 100A, a civilian version of the Army’s P-12B pursuit aircraft. In January 1934 Hughes won the Sportsman Pilot Free-For-All at the Miami, Florida All- American Air Meet, averaging 185.7 mph over a 20-mile course. (Chas. E. Bulloch/NASM (SI Neg. #81-16961))

Howard Hughes' Top Ten

Wealthy beyond measure and weird beyond belief, Howard Hughes was an aerospace leviathan.

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