7 thoughts on “Bob Hoover”

  1. I had the good fortune of watching Bob Hoover perform many times, mostly at Oshkosh. He was a masterful pilot and showman. It didn’t matter how many times people saw him perform, all eyes were on him. Whether he was dancing his P-51 in the Tennessee Waltz down the runway or doing deadstick aerobatics in his Rockwell Commander, he flew with a grace and skill that were seldom matched and never surpassed. I never had the chance to speak to him in person, but by all accounts he was as nice a gentleman as he was superb as a pilot. RIP, Mr. Hoover. You lived a great life.

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