||Mr. Mulligan DGA-6
Ben Howard became
one of America's premier aircraft designers and competitive pilots
during the mid-1930s with a series of models carrying the DGA, or
"Darn Good Aircraft," moniker. None was more famous than
Mister Mulligan, the racing DGA-6. New
Orleans, La., based Weddell-Williams had dominated the American air
racing scene in the early 1930s. Mister Mulligan broke their
three-year winning streak by captured
both the Bendix and Thompson trophies at the 1935 National Air Races.
No other pilot or single aircraft achieved that feat in the same year.
The Bendix Trophy was a cross-country race from the west coast to the
site of the National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio, and typically was
the starting event of the week-long aviation festival. The Thompson
Trophy was given to the winner of the unlimited division in
close-course pylon racing at the National Air Races. n
fact, the By the end of the week, Howard replaced W-W as the rising
star of aviation by upsetting defending champion Turner in the
Thompson race when he was forced out. It is on display at the Arkansas
Air MuseumHoward's DGA-6 added the
further distinction of being the only racer during the golden age of
air shows to evolve into a successful commercial production aircraft,
first as the DGA-8 & -9; then the DGA-11 & 12.
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