You are going to get two This Day in Aviation History posts today. I have to make it up somehow for not being as active over the weekend. ūüôā

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Originally shared by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Today in 1938: Howard Hughes and his crew successfully completed a record flight around the world in 91 hours, 14 minutes, 10 seconds in Hughes’ Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra. In this photo, a large crowd is seen gathered to greet the aircraft at Floyd Bennett Field, New York after the completion of the flight, which had begun on July 10, 1938: ¬†

Photo by Rudy Arnold, Source: National Air and Space Museum Archives (XXXX-0356_XRA-4766)