Lauderback’s distinction as the highest time P-51 pilot was one factor in his selection for the award.
The pilots and other volunteers for EAA’s Young Eagles program will receive the first-ever Bob Hoover Award of Aviation Excellence at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
DAYTON, Ohio – The world premiere of “R.A. Hoover – The Gift” will be held June 22 at the Air Force Museum Theatre located at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Sean D. Tucker, world-champion aerobatic pilot and a friend of Mr. Hoover, will be in attendance to share personal stories and insights. […]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) recently honored aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) and 71 other members of Congress, Pat Hartness, and Woody Lesikar for their contributions to general aviation during the second annual Bob Hoover Trophy Reception. “Tonight we honor those who have distinguished themselves for their exemplary work protecting […]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) revealed that aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker and Congressman Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) will be honored for their contributions to general aviation at the second annual Bob Hoover Trophy Reception. The event will be held March 8 at Ronald Reagan National Airport’s Historic Terminal A Lobby in Arlington, Virginia. Tucker […]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Historic aviation achievements, legendary pilots, and groundbreaking innovations will be featured as some of the themes of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH). The 65th annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) fly-in convention annually draws an attendance of more than 500,000 people and 10,000 airplanes. […]
Frequent contributor Ted Luebbers recently sent in this photo of the Bob Hoover tribute on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport. Hoover, considered one of the best pilots in history, passed away Oct. 25 at the age of 94. Luebbers adds: “Notice his plane, the […]
R. A. “Bob” Hoover will forever cast a huge shadow over all of aviation. His recent passing (October 25) at the age of 94 sent a shockwave through the broader aviation family. From Airailimages: “Fifteen hundred friends of Bob Hoover gathered at Clay Lacy Aviation in Van Nuys, California, on 18 November for a heartfelt send-off and […]
The legendary Bob Hoover will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Nov. 18, 2016, at Clay Lacy Aviation in Van Nuys, Calif. The event honoring Hoover, who passed away Oct. 25 at the age of 94, will be livestreamed at LetBobFly.net/Live beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific time (4 p.m. Eastern) and is expected to run […]