Missed But Never Forgotten: Bob Hoover

October 25, 2016 7:16pm

Bob Hoover was called ‘the best stick and rudder pilot who ever lived’ by Jimmy Doolittle. He was a genius and the epitome of elegance in a Panama hat—one of a kind, he will be missed but never forgotten!

“We lost a true, one-of-a-kind aviation hero today. We all knew of Bob’s incredible aviation career and witnessed his unmatched flying skills. It was Bob Hoover as a person that also made him legendary. He was a true gentleman and unfailingly gracious and generous, as well as a true friend of EAA through the years. We can only hope to use his lifelong example as a pilot and a person as a standard for all of us to achieve.” – Experimental Aircraft Association CEO/Chairman Jack Pelton