R. A. “Bob” Hoover

R. A. “Bob” Hoover

 Enshrined November 8, 2003

World-renowned aviation legend, Bob Hoover was born in Nashville, Tennessee and taught himself aerobatics at Berry Field. A test pilot, air show performer, and WWII Aviator, Bob Hoover escaped from a German prison camp during WWII. Since that time, this noted aerobatic genius has performed in more air shows, in more different countries, before more spectators than anyone in the history of aviation. General Jimmy Doolittle called Hoover “the greatest stick and rudder pilot who ever lived.” His famous Aero Commander 500A air show aircraft is now on permanent display at the National Air & Space Museum’s new Stephen Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport. Bob Hoover was enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1988.

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