Bing Quiz: Which record did Howard Hughes set in 1938?
A Most money earned on a sale
B Biggest budget for a major motion picture
C Fastest flight around the world
Howard Hughes had a passion for flight and set many aviation records as both a pilot and aeronautical engineer. Perhaps his most noteworthy record, for the time, was his flight around the world in just 91 hours. Hughes’ 1938 flight beat the previous record by four days. His intention was to demonstrate the safety of long-distance air travel. Upon completion, Hughes and his crew of four received a ticker-tape parade and many accolades.
Answer: Fastest flight around the world.