TeamBadInfluence1: “This is the magnificent Hercules!”
“…okay, fine, it’s the Spruce Goose.”
I never knew it wasn’t named the Spruce Goose until I was an adult. No one ever called it the Hercules in Long Beach, and I think I finally realized it during “The Aviator.”
huntdawgin: Fun side fact: The Spruce Goose now resides in a air and space museum in McMinnville, OR. You can go inside it, and if you pay for the tour, you get to go up to the flight deck and even sit in the pilots seat. Pretty amazing how big and tall this plane is.
larrymoencurly: On its maiden flight, Howard Hughes was the pilot, and the co-pilot was the chief engineer, who was not a pilot.
THcB: At some point it has to become a flying ship when it’s this size.