Transport: Saddle Soar

When dark, lanky, impetuous Howard Hughes set a world's landplane speed record of 352 m.p.h. in a plane built by his own company, it became apparent that he had, besides a genius for movies and money, the finest racer in the U. S. (TIME, Sept. 23, 1935). When he set a new transcontinental record of 9 hr., 26 min. in a standard Northrop "Gamma," it became equally apparent that he was a top-notch pilot (TIME, Jan. 27, 1936). Last week, when he got around to combining these two superlatives, the result was precisely what...

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