Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bob Hoover Awarded Wright Trophy

 This annual award is given to a living American by the National Aeronautical Association to honor significant public service of value to aviation. Jim Albaugh, the NAA chairman said, "For 70 years he has set the standard for skill, leadership, and bravery which may last forever."
Hoover, at age 92, has been involved in the aviation world long enough to have met Orville Wright, Charles Lindbergh, James Doolittle, and Neil Armstrong. General Jimmy Doolittle called him "the greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived." General Charles "Chuck" Yeager once described him as "the best pilot flying today." A documentary about Hoover's life, Flying the Feathered Edge, is now available on DVD

No comments:

AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com Avitop.com