Quick Facts

Howard GH-2

Nightingale

Era: WWII

Location: Flight Innovation Center

 

Did You Know?

  • The Nightingale was capable of sensational performance, despite its weight and bulk.
  • Though designated for the civil market, the Nightingale was drafted like many other civilian aircraft and used in the Navy between 1939-1941 for a variety of jobs including transport, blind-flying navigational trainer, and as an air ambulance.
  • The civilian designation of the Nightingale was DGA, which many believe stands for "Damn Good Airplane."