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STICK SHAKER: TRIBUTE TO HOOVER

 Sean D. Tucker, left listens as Bob Hoover shares a story from his past.  Photo by Kim Stevens.

Sean D. Tucker, left listens as Bob Hoover shares a story from his past.
Photo by Kim Stevens.

Hoover, left and the author.

Hoover, left and the author.

The first time I saw Bob Hoover fly was in Columbus, Nebraska in the mid nineties during my stint as Director of the Nebraska

Department of Aeronautics. I had the priviledge of talking about that day with Mr. Hoover last week during a special reception Monday night at NBAA celebrating aviation’s heros and legends hosted by the National Aviation Hall of Fame. The featured speaker during the reception was Col. Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson, a WWII Triple Ace and Test Pilot. Other invited guests included Alan and Dale Klapmeier, the 2014 National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinees. Hoover was enshrined in 1988 and as you may recall, will be presented the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy this December in Washington D.C. A new documentary on Bob Hoover’s life, entitled ‘Flying the Feathered Edge – The Bob Hoover Project, was introduced at NBAA.

 Phil Roberts, former NBAA and National Aviation Hall of Fame Chairman, welcomes invited guests and introduced featured speaker Col. "Bud" Anderson. Photo by Kim Stevens.

Phil Roberts, former NBAA and National Aviation Hall of Fame Chairman, welcomes invited guests and introduced featured speaker Col. “Bud” Anderson. Photo by Kim Stevens.

 

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