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PostFlying with the Spruce Goose (David Duggan, USA, 02/05/19 9:33 am)
The Spruce Goose flew one time.
JE comments: David Duggan's "Jesus wept" of a post (in the brevity sense) is in response to my comment on the Hughes H-4 Hercules, lovingly known as the Spruce Goose. I was mistaken to say it never flew. Here's the video of its 26-second journey, juxtaposed against a modern rendition starring Leonardo DiCaprio (The Aviator, 2004):
Fun fact: The Goose was made primarily of birch. Why wasn't it nicknamed the Birch Bird?