If you collect aviation memorabilia, this is your opportunity to bid on a rare aileron that came off of celebrated aviator Bob Hoover’s P-51 “Ol Yeller.” This aileron flew every air show, air race and flight that Hoover and “Ol Yeller” flew from 1971 to 1980.
Hoover is one of the most respected and decorated military and civilian aviators in US history. In June 1980, the aileron received slight damage from a (no kidding) port-a-potty truck at Art Scholl’s air show in Rialto, California. It was removed and replaced by another and Hoover flew his performance that same day. Judy Scholl (wife of the late Art Scholl) kept the aileron until late 2010 when she donated it to the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) Foundation to be sold at the ICAS Foundation annual auction.
The aileron is now autographed by Hoover and mounted on a walnut display board with “Ol Yeller’s” N number etched into the plaque underneath the aileron. It includes a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Bob Hoover and Judy Scholl.
You can bid on this item on-line until Feb. 1. All auction proceeds go to the ICAS Foundation.
For more information: ICASFoundation.org