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  1. Welcome Home Howard
  2. In Las Vegas
  3. Hughes Aircraft & Electronics
  4. In His Own Words
  5. Howard Hughes Aviator
  6. Around the World
  7. TWA Constellation
  8. XF -11/Crash
  9. Flying Again
  10. XF-11 Again
  11. Senate Hearings
  12. The Flying Boat
  13. Hughes in Hollywood
  14. Hughes Portraits
  15. Project Credits

Flying Again After the crash

After his flight and a rare smile from Hughes.
After his flight and a rare smile from Hughes.

It was very important to Hughes to prove that he could still fly after his near fatal crash, for his own personal image of the daring aviator who had walked away from crashes, but also to dispel any doubts about his competence as a pilot. This flight was heavily publicized by Hughes PR people. The photos of Hughes show him haggard and drawn in his triumph. It was the severity of his injuries that occasioned his use of the pain-killers to which he became addicted.

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