American industrialist, aviator, and film producer Howard Hughes (1905 - 1976) climbs into the cockpit of his Northrop Gamma aircraft in preparation for breaking his own speed record for transcontinental US flight, Burbank, California, January 18, 1937. He landed in Newark, New Jersey, 7 hours, 28 minutes, and 25 seconds later, besting his 1936 record time by almost 2 hours. (Photo by Pictures Inc./The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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January 19th, 2019
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