Home Research For Teachers HISTORY
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Search Hot Links What's New!
Gallery Feedback Admin/Tools

Please let me remind all of you--this material is copyrighted. Though partially funded by NASA, it is still a private site. Therefore, before using our materials in any form, electronic or otherwise, you need to ask permission.
There are two ways to browse the site: (1) use the search button above to find specific materials using keywords; or,
(2) go to specific headings like history, principles or careers at specific levels above and click on the button. 
Teachers may go directly to the Teachers' Guide from the For Teachers button above or site browse as in (1) and  (2).

FAQnewred.gif (906 bytes)          

R.A. "Bob" Hoover


Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you Bob Hoover,
the greatest stick-and-rudder pilot alive today....
No, that's wrong, let me introduce to you Bob Hoover,
the greatest stick-and-rudder pilot who ever lived.

- Gen. James Doolittle, Retired
Montery County Air Show, 1988


Awards Presented to Bob Hoover:


Distinguished Flying Cross
Soldier's Medal for Valor
Air Medal with Clusters
Purple Heart
French Croix de Guerre


National Aviation Hall of Fame
Lindbergh Medal
International Council of Air Shows Hall of Fame
Society of Experimental Test Pilots
Kitty Hawk Award
Arthur Godfrey Aviation Award for Flight Testing
Wilinson Silver Sword of Excellence
Aviation Pioneer Award
Aerospace Hall of Fame
International Aerobatic Pilot of the Year
Flying Tiger Pilot Award
Lloyd P. Nolen Lifetime Achievement in Aviation Award
Cliff Henderson National Aircraft Exposition Award
Godfrey L. Cabot Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Aerospace Award
Bill Barber Award for Showmanship
Honorary Member - Original Eagle Squadron
Award of Merit - American Fighter Pilots Association
Honary Member - American Fighter Aces Association
Honary Member - Thunderbirds
Honary Member - Blue Angels

Main reference:

Forever Flying, R.A. "Bob" Hoover & Mark Shaw, Pocket Books, New York, NY, 1996.

Additional References:

Who was the parent of reactive aviation?, American Aviation, December 5, 1955


Send all comments to allstar@fiu.edu
1995-2018 ALLSTAR Network. All rights reserved worldwide.

Funded in part by

Updated: 12 March, 2004