AndyFromCB

Bob Hoover

15 posts in this topic

*Members that donate $10 or more do not see advertisements*

Aviation is poorer for the loss.

RIP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Mooneymite said:

Aviation is poorer for the loss.

RIP

Truly but so much richer for his life and all that he brought to aviation God speed Mr. Hoover

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw him decades ago at Oshkosh flying the Rockwell Yellow P-51.  He looked great a few years ago in his signature straw hat in front of a FW-190 replica talking about his foe...

A legend that now continues to live, like my father that introduced me, in my minds eye.

Rest in Peace Bob.  

Yes, I agree that was "One helluva deflection shot"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rest in Peace, Mr. Hoover. I have enjoyed our conversations and all you have given us.

DSC01264.JPG

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bob Hoover proved that age has no limitations...

Thank you, Bob! :)

Best regards,

-a-

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do not recall hearing of him until today.  A great loss to aviation.

 

 

I love the video of the airshow awesome.:D

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • This trick is the most AMAZING airmanship demonstration I have ever seen or even heard of. 
  • Flying with one hand while pouring ice tea with the other while doing a barrel roll in the meanwhile, and clearly at all time he is managing the force vectors so perfectly that the ice tea falls "down" straight into the cup.
Edited by aviatoreb
3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Master of flight and story. Decades of watching and listening in awe. Now flown west for that final check. A tear on my iPad . . .

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CAVU Mr. Hoover. Mission accomplished.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I should say Rest in Peace Bob, seeing that I have his plane as my picture.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, carusoam said:

Bob Hoover proved that age has no limitations...

Thank you, Bob! :)

Best regards,

-a-

...Ran into him at a Lakeland night spot, during SunNFun about ten years ago. Most interesting guy, and of course an amazing pilot. Later, noticed him in the parking lot with two youg ladies.

Fighter pilots never change.....:D

RIP, Bob.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RIP Mr Hoover. I aspire to be 1/10 the pilot you were. You are an inspiration to all aviators.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now