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R. A. “Bob” Hoover Trophy Virtual Award Presentation… Like The Man The Award Is Named After, This Presentation Was An Event Like None Other!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue Most spectators who have seen the late Robert A. “Bob” Hoover perform at airshows at Oshkosh and throughout North America, flying either his North American Rockwell Shrike Commander, Sabrelineror … Continue reading

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The First Pilot To Break The Sound Barrier, Chuck Yeager, Dies At 97

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 GRASS VALLEY, CALIF. – The first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound, Chuck Yeager, died December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. As a captain in the Air … Continue reading

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Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation Seeks USPS Approval In 2022

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – An effort being made by the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation to petition the U.S. Postal Service to honor the late Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with a commemorative postage stamp … Continue reading

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Bob Hoover Trophy Presented To Sean D. Tucker

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 ARLINGTON, VA. – By unanimous agreement of the selection team, and as per the wish of the late Bob Hoover himself, the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) presented the 2017 AOPA R.A. … Continue reading

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The Bob Hoover Legacy Lives On!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 On October 25, 2016, the aviation community lost its mentor, Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, 94. Bob knew he was loved, and appreciated our admiration as friends and fans, and … Continue reading

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Bob Hoover Celebration of Life

Bob Hoover Celebration of Life, Friday, November 18, 2016, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM CST Clay Lacy Aviation in association with Van Nuys Airport – 7435 Valjean Way – Van Nuys, CA 91406 For Tickets or Additional Information Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bob-hoover-celebration-of-life-registration-28963723276

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Embry-Riddle Names 2015 Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarship Recipients

ENTERPRISE, FLA. – The Citation Jet Pilots Association (CJP) recently joined with the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation in contributing $50,000 each towards four Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarships to students attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) on campuses in Prescott, Ariz. and … Continue reading

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Hollywood & Aviation Community To Honor Hoover

Los Angeles, Calif. – Hollywood and the aviation community will come together at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, February 21, 2014, to celebrate the legacy of World War II combat pilot, test pilot and air show performer, Robert A. “Bob” … Continue reading

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Making A Difference… Doc Mosher Receives Navy League’s Aviation Excellence Award

by Ed Leineweber EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is often the venue for “firsts,” as well as a place to honor tradition and decades-long service. The 3rd Annual Aviation Celebration staged by several Midwest chapters of the U.S. Navy League captured both … Continue reading

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AirVenture 2013… Looking Back & Looking Forward!

by Jim LaMalfa Dave Weiman, Contributing Editor Standing at the main gates to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, July 29 thru August 4, one had to recognized and give thanks to the efforts of a young National Guard aircraft mechanic named … Continue reading

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