The star of "The Aviator" are these huge model airplanes built by a drone company

CNBC's Jerry Cobb interviews Joe Bock about the models he designed and built for the movie The Aviator. The Hughes H1 Racer, The Hughes XF11, and legendary Spruce Goose airplanes originally built by Howard Hughes. Aero Telemetry designed, built, and flew these amazing airplanes for the Academy Award winning movie The Aviator.

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on February 14, 2015 at 8:25pm

Chris,

My father was a draftsman during the construction of the Spruce Goose in Culver City, CA and his best friend was one of the chief engineers, Warren Reed.

I have inherited quiet a bit of memorabilia from my father from that period time of the Hughes Aircraft Co.

Regards,

TCIII AVD

Comment by Jack Crossfire on February 14, 2015 at 10:01pm

Too bad they were 10 years too early to get a $15 billion buyout offer from Google.

Comment by Shawn Barney on February 15, 2015 at 7:10am

My flying club is on the Campus at Evergreen where the real Spruce Goose is, I see it every time I go to fly. It does indeed inspire. It's an awesome plane to see up close and personal.

 https://www.facebook.com/EvergreenAeroModelers?fref=photo

Comment by Shawn Barney on February 15, 2015 at 7:11am

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