Aviation Photo #1043406 Boeing 307 Stratoliner - Plane Boats

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Yes, she is riding on water. Formerly owned/used by Howard Hughes (bought 1939 TWA). One of 10 307s built. First high-altitude commercial and first four-engine airliner in scheduled domestic service. Total of 500 flight hours over 25 years until hurricane damage in 1964. In 1974, wings/tail off, and fuselage converted motor yacht. The “plane-boat” features twin V-8 inboards incorporating the original aircraft cockpit controls that were used to fly the plane, Imagine Howard Huey's looking out of the window.
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    Plane Boats
    Boeing 307 Stratoliner
    Boeing 307 Stratoliner
    Boeing 307 Stratoliner
    Fort Lauderdale
    April 1, 2006
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11 years ago
I wonder what Hughes would think if he saw his plane today, I would be happy it was still even around but for a guy like Howard I think he would be very displeased

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