Playing cards to honor Howard Hughes and his pioneering advancements in aerospace design and technology. Hughes (1905-1976) was, among other things, an industrialist and expert aviator. His H-1 Racer aircraft first took flight in 1935 and went on to break world records in speed and distance. Its revolutionary design continued to inspire airplane manufacturers for years. This deck features the H-1 Racer soaring above the earth, a symbol of American idealism and the spirit of innovation. The trailing banner encircles our planet, declaring ?boldly explore all places,? a challenge for mankind to reach new heights.