“See, the thing is, I care very much about aviation.” from the film “The Aviator.” Brought to a Congressional hearing by Senator Brewster over misused government money that Hughes Aircraft received to build several war planes, Howard Hughes has to defend himself from several accusations. Ideal for Adult Males ranging from 36-50. 1-2 Mins.
Written By: John Logan
See, the thing is, I care very much about aviation. It has been the great joy of my life. That’s why I put my own money into these planes. And I have lost millions, senator Brewster, and I’ll go losing millions. It’s just….what I do. Now, if I’ve lost a lot of the government’s money during the war, I hope folks will put that into perspective. You see more than 60 other airplanes ordered from such firms as Lockheed, Douglas, Northrop and Boeing never saw action either. In all, more than $800 million was spent during the war on planes that never flew. Over 6 billion on other weapons that were never delivered. Yet Hughes Aircraft, with her 56 million is the only firm under investigation here. I cannot help but think that has a little more to do with TWA than planes that did not fly…..and I have one more thing to say here to this committee and that has to do with the Hercules…..