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Auction 189, Lot 748

Scarce Facsimile Logbook Commemorating Record-Breaking Flight Co-Piloted by Howard Hughes

"Flight Log of TWA Constellation Number 310 on Its Record-Breaking Non-Stop Flight from Burbank to Washington, April 17, 1944",

Subject: Miscellaneous Books, Aviation

Period: 1944 (published)


Color: Printed Color

21 x 12 inches
53.3 x 30.5 cm
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This scarce and elegantly produced facsimile logbook commemorates the transcontinental flight of TWA Constellation Number 310. The aircraft was piloted by none other than Howard Hughes and TWA president Jack Frye. The flight was a publicity stunt to promote the Lockheed Constellation, an aircraft developed at Hughes' behest. The flight from Burbank to Washington, D.C. took six hours, 57 minutes, and 51 seconds and set a transcontinental speed record. The book consists of 31 pages, including a decorative full color map illustrating the route, 6 black & white charts, notes on weather conditions, flight and radio logs, and more. Spiral bound in red cloth with a silver plane and gilt stars on the front cover.


Condition: B

Contents are good with light soiling and foxing. Covers are dampstained with moderate soil and minor wear.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 9/14/2022