The Biggest Boondoggle to Ever Fly: Visiting Hughes’s Legacy

Welcome on board the Spruce Goose. Or, as we have been told to call it, the Birch Bitch. Turns out almost 90% of the plane is birch, not spruce. No wonder Howard Hughes found the name derogatory. This week’s episode features a special guest, Luke Fritz, and was recorded in part on the flight deck of the flying boat. Plus, some crazy fun stories about things like Aruba being boring and trying to sleep through an avocado storm. Give it a listen!


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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.