Bob Hoover: The One And Only
“Many words will be written about the legendary Bob Hoover who died on October 25, 2016, at age 94. His flying exploits have made news over the years and his accomplishments and talents have been well celebrated with countless awards and accolades.”
“I spent time with Bob off and on over the years and a couple of things really stood out that set him apart. Bob was a true gentleman who enjoyed his celebrity but never hid behind it. He was open and friendly and made everyone in his presence feel like he was interested in them and considered them a friend. In other words, when I was with him I always felt like he tried to make the visit about me, not him.
“Whether it was having dinner with Bob and F. Lee Bailey when they were battling the FAA for Bob’s medical certificate or walking together from the hotel to the convention center during the NBAA meeting in New Orleans he was always the same….”
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