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Old 10-25-2016, 10:03 AM
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Default Good Bye and blue skies Bob Hoover

sad news, Bob Hoover passed away...
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:18 AM
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A true legend, hero, and one of the nicest people I have ever met. I didn't even know who he was until later, and he didn't care.
Nobody gets out of here alive, but he sure as **** gave it a great shot!
I don't even feel sad. He was one of the greatest of the greatest generation.
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:40 AM
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Blue skies and tailwinds Mr. Hoover. It was a pleasure meeting you. You will be missed.
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:49 AM
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RIP.... Great American better Pilot
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:57 AM
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RIP Mr. Hoover!

And if any of you'll haven't seen the movie "Flying the Feathered Edge", I'd suggest you log out of here now, and go purchase it online. It is incredible.

There's also a nice write-up online about Mr. Hoover today, by our very own Bob Collins.

This is indeed RV related, because I'd highly bet that Mr. Hoover's airshow routine inspired MANY people to become pilots, some of which surely migrated to RV's. His airshow routine was superb.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:01 AM
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Sad news indeed.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:11 AM
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Great man and never a finer pilot. Always a pleasure to talk to and never got tired of talking airplanes. Fly west my friend, you will be sorely missed. Thankyou for the years of wisdom and keeping the dream alive.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:12 AM
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RIP Mr. Hoover!

There's also a nice write-up online about Mr. Hoover today, by our very own Bob Collins.
Here's a link to Bob's write-up for anyone interested in taking a look:

http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/201...ts-dead-at-94/
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:28 AM
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RIP Mr. Hoover!

And if any of you'll haven't seen the movie "Flying the Feathered Edge", I'd suggest you log out of here now, and go purchase it online. It is incredible.
This. . .very very much this.

On a related note, anybody want to start a betting pool on the number of combined flight hours that will be represented at his funeral?
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:54 AM
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Here's a link to Bob's write-up for anyone interested in taking a look:

http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/201...ts-dead-at-94/
I'd just like to say thanks to Bob for the article, and that I really think we should make his Fantasy Legislature project a success.

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