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Bob Hoover has passed away

Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:59 pm

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/us/bo ... .html?_r=0

Will always remember the pouring of a drink during a barrel roll.

Rest in peace sir.
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jetstar
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Re: Bob Hoover has passed away

Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:32 pm

I had the opportunity to see him perform in an air show at Bridgeport CT airport in the mid 1980’s where he did his flying in his shrike Aero Commander, part of his performance was with one engine shut down and the prop feathered and them with both engines shut down and both props feathered.

I also got to meet him at a NBAA show a few years ago, truly an amazing pilot.

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Re: Bob Hoover has passed away

Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:37 pm

There is a link to a video in the NYTimes article. It is fascinating. He was doing 8 point rolls with one or both engines off.
 
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Re: Bob Hoover has passed away

Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:00 am

jetstar wrote:
I had the opportunity to see him perform in an air show at Bridgeport CT airport in the mid 1980’s where he did his flying in his shrike Aero Commander, part of his performance was with one engine shut down and the prop feathered and them with both engines shut down and both props feathered.I also got to meet him at a NBAA show a few years ago, truly an amazing pilot.


I had a good friend that did the Mx on Hoovers Shrike Commander back in the 1980's. The aircraft was absolutely totally off the assembly line aircraft with the only modification was that it had 2 large hydraulic accumulators. He needed the accumulators so he would have hydraulic pressure/volume to cycle the landing gear to land after he had shut down the engines during his acrobatic show.

The guy was quite impressive and preached aircraft energy management ad infinitum.

He will be missed.

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Re: Bob Hoover has passed away

Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:52 am

A true legend flies on into another realm...

Here is a man who lived a life of significance...

Have a great day,
 
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Re: Bob Hoover has passed away

Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:16 am

It's not civil aviation, but who cares. He will be missed. I saw him with his Shrike 5-6 times. RIP
 
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Re: Bob Hoover has passed away

Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:47 pm

Truly the pilot's pilot, whom Jimmy Doolittle called "the greatest stick & rudder man who ever lived". If ever an aviator could be called "the maestro", Bob would be the one. Several good vids on UTube.
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