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    1938 Important Howard Hughes Signed Aviation Document In 1938 Howard Hughes bought a new Lockheed L-14, gutted it, redesigned and rebuilt many of its systems in preparation for an around-the-world flight. His plans were to leave from, and return to, Floyd Bennett Field in New York City. In order to do this, he had to get official written permission. We are offering here that very legal document dated July 7, 1938. It is one page in length, typewritten, mimeographed and signed boldly by Howard R. Hughes as well as two witnesses. It reads in part: "Whereas, the City of New York... has permitted me/us to make an aircraft flight or flights from said Floyd Bennett Field, which flights are to be undertaken at our/my own risk... I/we do hereby agree to indemnify [New York City]... for any injuries or damages that may occur to persons or property..." On July 10, 1938 Hughes and his crew took off from New York, circled the globe successfully and shattered the previous record. This feat catapulted him to international celebrity status and guaranteed his place in aviation history. An historic and significant document in fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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