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leewwalton
 Post subject: Bob Hoover
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:49 pm 
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I truly hope that all of us can ..

1.) live as long as Bob did
2.) be adored by as many people as he was
3.) learn from his amazing abilities and strive to get close to his level if experience (in whatever profession that may be)

Bob Hoover's death was not unexpected but still hurts!

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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: Bob Hoover
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:30 pm 
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I probably saw him in the early 60's flying the P-51 . Then it was the F-86 , Saberliner/T-39 (same wing as the F-86) and the Commander . I don't remember him flying the OV-10 ? I don't think there has every been a finer display of "Energy Conservation" by any other pilot ! ;) The real hoot was when he broke out of a German POW camp and stole a German fighter !

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jrevens
 Post subject: Re: Bob Hoover
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:05 pm 
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Got to meet and talk to him just once. It was an honor and a thrill to watch him fly.

Godspeed, Bob.

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fytrplt
 Post subject: Re: Bob Hoover
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:15 pm 
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Did a one one wheel landing in my Thorp today in his honor.

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Bill Williams
 Post subject: Re: Bob Hoover
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:42 am 
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I'; I concur, I was in right seat


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Fraser MacPhee
 Post subject: Re: Bob Hoover
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:51 pm 
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....thankfully, I only dreamed about cleaning the floorboards of a full pitcher of ice tea.....

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