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Legendary aviator Bob Hoover flies westOft-cited as "the greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived," Bob Hoover flew fighters in WWII before becoming a test pilot after the war, and later becoming well-known for his "energy management" airshow routine, flying a Rockwell Commander through aerobatics with the engines shut down. He was 94. (blogs.mprnews.org) More...
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Wayne Bookout aka Preacher1 is still missed by his any friends in the aviation community, thanks for bringing his life to light again, will always miss his posts as we grew up in the same time of early commercial jet age.
Preacher and I shared many emails giving support to each other. I miss my friend. Doesn't seem possible its been almost a year. This place hasn't been the same since.
I could not agree more, i live in Destin Florida and flew up many times to visit and we would talk about flying the DC8-61, 707 convair 880, etc.HE IS MISSED BY MANY. Again thanks for your post bringing him to the forefront again.
A great old pilot RIP
Bob may you rest in peace fly in blue sky always. You gave great joy to all who knew and watched your performance.
And to think the FAA gave both of these great men mountains to cross to keep their medicals.