Capt Yeager meets Howard Hughes

September 13th, 2014

General Yeager’s says: I read this today: Sept 13, 1935 – Aviator Howard Hughes, Jr., of Houston, set a new airspeed record of 352 mph with his H-1 airplane (Winged Bullet). 

I met Howard Hughes after I broke the sound barrier. He wanted to know more about it to design more airplanes. I liked him; interesting guy.

Some say he was crazy. He wasn’t.

At Edwards, the press would ask for a comment or interview re a black program. We’d decline. So the media would make up all sorts of nonsense to try to get us to speak to them and rebut the nonsense.

The bait didn’t work for us at Edwards.

Or for Howard apparently.


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