Howard Hughes and the Flight of the Spruce Goose

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"I want to be remembered for only one thing," Howard Robard Hughes once said, "and that's my contribution to aviation." (LIFE) Howard Hughes was known as a mysterious, inventive, and reclusive character. Hughes was an American entrepreneur who became one of the most wealthiest people during the 1930's and 1940's. Howard Hughes was one of the most famous aviators of all time with the production of his world wide known plane called the "Spruce Goose". (Howard Robard Hughes) Howard Hughes was born in Humble, Texas on December 24, 1905. Hughes was very creative and ingenious, but an individualistic and private person. As a kid, he spent his time drawing automobiles, trains, planes, and boats. His father, Howard Senior, invented a new type of drill bit for the booming oil industry. The Sharp and Hughes Company was created, and quickly expanded in Texas, California, and other states. His mother, Allene, isolated Hughes from the real world with her relentless fears of germs, disease, and death. At the age of fourteen, Hughes was deeply interested in mechanics and engines. He inherited the love of creating technical solutions from his father. As a way to resist his mother to refuse to buy him a motorcycle, he turned his bicycle into a motorized bike. Howard Hughes showed that he disliked school but loved tinkering with any kind of machine. One day, his father took him on an airplane flight. It was one of the most important events in Howard's life. He was finally flying.

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