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Photograph of second XF-11 plane prior to take-off, April 4, 1947 The second Hughes XF-11 prototype is seen on a runway, prior to take-off. Automobiles and media members are also on the runway.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes underneath the XF-11 plane, April 3, 1947 Howard Hughes stands on a ladder underneath the body of XF-11 plane.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in cockpit of the second XF-11, April 4, 1947 Howard Hughes is seen sitting in the cockpit of the second XF-11 prototype, April 4, 1947.
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Photograph of second XF-11 prototype plane seen from front, April 4, 1947 The second Hughes XF-11 prototype, seen from the front, prior to a test flight.
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Photograph of the Hughes XF-11 plane at the Hughes Airport, Culver City, California, April 4,... The XF-11 plane's second flight immediately following take-off, at the Hughes Airport in Culver City, California
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Photograph of Howard Hughes giving a news conference next to his DC-3, New York, 1947 Howard Hughes giving a news conference beside his airplane after landing in New York. This was his first flight after the nearly fatal XF-11 prototype crash in 1946.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes under the second XF-11, April 3, 1947 Howard Hughes prior to test-piloting the second XF-11 prototype, a duplicate of the plane which crashed on July 7 the previous year.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes under the propeller of his DC-3, April, 1947 Howard Hughes under the propeller of his Douglas DC-3 aircraft. The photo was taken right before or after his first flight since the nearly fatal XF-11 crash in 1946.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes emerging from his Douglas DC-3, New York, April, 1947 Howard Hughes emerging from his airplane after landing in New York. This was his first flight after the nearly fatal XF-11 prototype crash in 1946.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes at a press conference beside his Douglas DC-3, New York, April,... Howard Hughes giving a news Conference beside his airplane after landing in New York. This was his first flight after the nearly fatal XF-11 prototype crash in 1946.
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Aerial photograph of the second XF-11 prototype, April, 1947 The second XF-11 prototype parked on the tarmac.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes inside of a DC-3, April, 1947 Howard Hughes inside of the DC-3. Stamped on back of photo: "Hughes Aircraft Photo."
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Photograph of the second XF-11 prototype, April 3, 1947 The second XF-11 prototype, a reconnaissance plane the Howard Hughes built and designed in conjunction with Air Material Command engineers.
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Photograph of the second XF-11 prototype, April 3, 1947 The second XF-11 prototype, a reconnaissance plane the Howard Hughes built and designed in conjunction with Air Material Command engineers.
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Photograph of the second XF-11 prototype, April 3, 1947 The second XF-11 prototype, a reconnaissance plane the Howard Hughes built and designed in conjunction with Air Material Command engineers.
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Photograph of second XF-11 prototype plane on the runway, April 4, 1947 The second Hughes XF-11 prototype on a runway prior to a test flight in 1947.
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Photograph of second XF-11 plane lifting off, April 4, 1947 Photograph of a second XF-11 lifting off, April 4, 1947.
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Photograph of the second XF-11 plane during a test flight, April 3, 1947 The second prototype of the XF-11 seen during a test flight in 1947.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with the second XF-11, April 3, 1947 Howard Hughes signing the flight plan in front of the second XF-11.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes giving a news conference, New York, April, 1947 Howard Hughes speaks into two microphones as he gives a news conference beside the Douglas DC-3, after landing in New York. This was his first flight after the nearly fatal crash of the first XF-11. A number of officials...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with unidentified man beside the second XF-11, April 4, 1947 Howard Hughes (right) with unidentified man before the flight of the second XF-11 prototype, April 4, 1947.
 

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