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William Boeing vs Howard Hughes: Who was more influential?

Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:19 pm

Both men led extraordinary lives and contributed greatly to the aviation industry but which is more significant in your opinion and why?
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Re: William Boeing vs Howard Hughes: Who was more influential?

Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:06 am

Bill Boeing built what eventually became the world´s largest aerospace company, that IMHO puts him above Hughes in terms of contributions to the aviation industry, although one had to admit that Hughes was by far a more colourfull and popular aviation personality than Boeing.
In general terms I believe that the most influential aviation personality in the world, as of today, has been Charles A. Lindbergh.

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