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Is BOB HOOVER still alive????



 
 
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Old July 22nd 04, 02:34 AM
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....and if so,, what is he doing these days to keep busy.


hi all,



I just tuned in the History Channel and there he was, for brief moment.
Amazing, that in the 30 years I've followed his stunt flying with
Rockwell, he hasn't aged one bit--he looked 80ish in the 1970's and he
still looks just as old!

Thanks for any replies


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Old July 22nd 04, 02:51 AM
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"aviation buff" wrote:

...and if so,, what is he doing these days to keep busy.


hi all,



I just tuned in the History Channel and there he was, for brief moment.
Amazing, that in the 30 years I've followed his stunt flying with
Rockwell, he hasn't aged one bit--he looked 80ish in the 1970's and he
still looks just as old!

Thanks for any replies



He was at Sun N Fun, selling his books.
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Old July 22nd 04, 02:59 AM
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He was at Sun N Fun, selling his books.



OK...just as a "goof" where is that? California? how old IS he?
Too old to pass a medical, I presume?


I'm doing a search on sun N fun so give me a moment!!!






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Old July 22nd 04, 03:48 AM
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aviation buff wrote:

how old IS he?


He was born in 1922.

Too old to pass a medical, I presume?


His license to perform was pulled in 1992 when he turned 70, but he got
it back after a lawsuit. He stopped performing in air shows in 2000.
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Old July 22nd 04, 07:23 AM
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Bob was an honored guest at the flight of the Rutan rocket.

He quit flying the 51 not because he wanted to but because his knees could no
longer stand the stress.

Neal
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Old July 22nd 04, 03:08 PM
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Let's hope. Otherwise the EAA is planning on a seance.
http://airventure.org/forums/present...resenterID=910

--kyler
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Old July 22nd 04, 04:00 PM
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Here's a picture of Bob Hoover 32 YEARS ago at an air show in Clearwater, FL

and like I said before ...he hasn't aged one bit:

http://www.geocities.com/pihostess2001/hoover.jpg


So he's living in Florida now?


Thanks to all of you that responded to this thread!

love ya!

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"James Robinson" wrote in message
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aviation buff wrote:

how old IS he?


He was born in 1922.

Too old to pass a medical, I presume?


His license to perform was pulled in 1992 when he turned 70, but he got
it back after a lawsuit. He stopped performing in air shows in 2000.



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Old July 22nd 04, 04:13 PM
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Here's a picture of Bob Hoover 32 YEARS ago at an air show in

Clearwater, FL

and like I said before ...he hasn't aged one bit:

http://www.geocities.com/pihostess2001/hoover.jpg


So he's living in Florida now?


Haven't seen him a while, but as far as I know, Bob's still living out
in Palos Verdes California.

Dudley Henriques
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Commercial Pilot/ CFI Retired
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Old July 22nd 04, 06:09 PM
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"James Robinson" wrote in message
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aviation buff wrote:

how old IS he?


He was born in 1922.

Too old to pass a medical, I presume?


His license to perform was pulled in 1992 when he turned 70, but he got


Twin Commander newsletter had an article about his Commander Shrike being
prepped and then installed in the A&S Museum...upside down naturally.


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It was reported today that Mr. Bob Hoover passed at age 94
 




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