R. A. Bob Hoover (Author)
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DescriptionBarnstormer, World War II fighter, pioneering test pilot, aerobatic genius--Bob Hoover is a true American hero. Now, in Forever Flying, he tells his amazing story, sharing all the thrills and chills, spectacular stunts and death-defying exploits that have made him a living aviation legend.The true story of one man's flight into history. Barnstormer, World War II fighter, pioneering test pilot, aerobatic genius--Bob Hoover is a true American hero. Now, in FOREVER FLYING, he tells his amazing story, sharing all the thrills and chills, spectacular stunts and death-defying exploits that have made him a living aviation legend. Climb into the cockpit with America's original top gun for an astonishing inside look at flight in action--and on the edge. Read about: - Hoover's dramatic dogfights as a decorated World War II fighter pilot...including the encounter that knocked him out of the sky - His daring escape from the Nazis' infamous Stalag I prison camp--when he stole a German plane and flew it to Holland - The great aviators he has known, such as Orville Wright, Eddie Rickenbacker, Charles Lindbergh, and Neil Armstrong - Hoover's one-of-a-kind maneuvers that have dazzled air-show crowds the world over.
August 01, 1997
6.15 X 9.23 X 0.82 inches | 0.82 pounds
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About the Author
Robert A. "Bob" Hoover has been awarded the Lindbergh Medal, the Kitty Hawk Award, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Soldier's Medal. He is a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, and the Aerobatic Hall of Fame. Mr. Hoover resides with his wife, Colleen, in Palos Verdes, California.