aviation photography selected airplane picture of the week

notice: Prints of this photo are available -click here- for details.

If Image Does Not Match Description - Click Here To Refresh Page

Select Your System Resolution and Download Desktop Wallpaper Image

800x600 | 1024x768 | 1600x1200
Instructions For Desktop Wallpaper
Purchase Prints Of This And Other Photos Of This Airplane

"Shape of Things To Came"

In an era when most airplanes were still made of either wood, or tube and fabric, Mr. Howard Robard Hughes had a vision. His vision: Make an airplane far advanced than any before it, an airplane that no one, particularly the United States Government, would turn their backs on.

It did not turn out quite that way for Hughes.

Though the airplane was "technically" a raceplane, and Hughes used it to set several records, it represented much more to the fledgling Hughes Aircraft Company. The "Hughes Racer" H-1 was built to serve as a technology test bed for Hughes and his development team, it served them well. Many aerodynamic and mechanical innovations were developed on the H-1. It had range and speed beyond anything before it.

The airplane and Mr. Hughes certainly caught the eye of the public but unfortunately, the United States Military was not quite as impressed with the advances that the Hughes Racer represented... and the rest, as they say, is history.

On Friday, September 13, 2002. Jim Wright of Cottage Grove, Oregon, brought this amazing creation back into the public eye once again when he broke the weight category speed record in the Hughes Racer Replica seen here in these photos.

Certainly, the original Hughes Racer was all the "buzz" when Hughes flew it in the 1930's, even more certainly, when Jim Wright began flying this recreation of the Hughes H-1, (note: the "replica" is so exact in its construction that the FAA has given it the designation of serial number 02) it has become the "buzz" airplane of today.

Virtually every major aviation publication has carried at least one story about the airplane, and thanks to a very generous Hughes Racer Team, who allowed us this opportunity in August 2002 for these Air to Air shots, some of those stories featured photographs taken by AAFO.COM's Wayne Sagar.

We at AAFO.COM would like to offer a very special thanks to Jim and Betty Wright, Ron Englund and all of the members of the Hughes Racer Team for their generosity of time, their hospitality and for providing the photo plane used in this session over the farmland of Oregon USA!

purchase 13x19 print of
above photograph for $35.00

purchase 8.5x11 print of
above photograph for $25.00

Additional Downloadable Desktop Wallpaper Images
800x600 | 1024x768 | 1600x1200 800x600 | 1024x768 | 1600x1200
purchase 13x19 print of
this photograph for $35.00

purchase 13x19 print of
this photograph for $35.00

purchase 8.5x11 print of
this photograph for $25.00

purchase 8.5x11 print of
this photograph for $25.00

domestic shipping included for all orders,
please allow 10 business days for shipping

International orders click here for purchase information

For usage rights to these photos and others by this photographer, click name below.
Photos 2002
Wayne Sagar all rights reserved

********* *********

Help Us Keep AAFO.COM On-Line

This website is free for all to visit and enjoy. We are aided, in part, by modest sponsor contributions, but mostly, this website is the product of much hard work and loving effort by those who contribute their time and personal funds to bring the stories herein to our readers. If you would like to help us continue to generate high quality and diverse coverage of various aviation subjects, your contribution would be accepted and greatly appreciated. We will never be a subscription only publication and we will resist at all costs the placement of non-relevant and annoying advertisements. However, for us to continue this effort at the level we currently have the privilege of providing our readers, we need the help of those who visit and enjoy this web based aviation publication. Thank you for your support, if you wish to help please purchase a print or CLICK HERE to contribute.

Former Pictures of the Week

"Nailed It"

"Raising The Mark"
"Air2Air With Taz"

About the Slide Show:
When new Photo Gallery sections are added, or something special in the world of Aviation and Air Racing is taking place, we will feature a special photo feature presentation within this window. Watch for more Air Race photography as the weeks move on towards Reno 2001.

AAFO.COM presents the finest moments in Aviation and Air Racing past and present.

Current Feature: Aviation Nation 2002 Gallery by: Sue Petersen

home | air racing | photo gallery | general-military-history | links | news | sims | message board

copyright 1997-2002 Airport Fence Productions, Inc.
-All Aviation FlightLine OnLine-
Reproduction of any part of this website,
prior permission, is forbidden.

Note: All pictures are Copyrighted material and unless otherwise noted,
are the exclusive property of Airport Fence Productions, Inc.
Use of this material is strictly forbidden without prior consent.

Questions or comments about this section can be addressed to: Gallery Questions
Have a favorite shot you'd like to see on this page?
EMAIL for details.







Instructions for wallpaper use: Click on image and size of your choice.
When it is completely downloaded -right click- on the image and select
"set as wallpaper" from the option menu.
click here to go back to wallpaper downloads