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Bob Hoover a legand

He was one of the pilots other pilots held in high regards. Bob Hoovers accomplishments and his contributions to aviation are legendary.

Bob Hoover, called the greatest stick and rudder pilot of all time by Gen. Jimmy Doolitte, died Oct. 25 at his home in Southern California. He was 94.

Born Jan. 24, 1922 in Nashville, Hoover learned to fly at Berry Field while working at a grocery store to pay for lessons. At 18, he enlisted in the Tennessee National Guard and was sent for pilot training with the Army.

During World War II, his first major assignment was test flying aircraft in Casablanca to ensure they were ready for service. He then was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group in Sicily, flying Spitfires.

 

Bob Hoover
Bob Hoover

Congratulations to David Hoover for another job well done

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October 30, 2015

GREAT PLAINS ENTERPRISE, LLC and FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR DAVID HOOVER RECOGNIZED FOR FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE BY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

CONTACT:
David Hoover, President, 937-382-2889, dgho@hotmail.com

Wilmington, Ohio – For the second consecutive year, Great Plains Enterprises, LLC, Clinton County Airport, Wilmington Ohio and Flight Instructor David Hoover has been recognized for their high standard of accomplishment in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest aviation association. The flight school and Mr. Hoover has been awarded a spot on the Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, a title given to high scoring flight schools and flight instructors from AOPA’s annual flight training poll.
AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence Awards were created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer. “All of us here at AOPA are proud and excited to recognize this year’s winners,” said Chris Moser, AOPA’s manager of flight training initiatives. “The Flight Training Excellence Awards were created to recognize best practices in flight training—excellent customer service, quality education, community development, and sharing knowledge. The feedback from this year’s poll makes it clear that the winners are providing high quality and effective training for their students.”
The 2015 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience last summer through an AOPA online poll. The process yielded an evaluation of 788 different flight schools and 1,533 individual flight instructors.
Information about flight training Great Plains Enterprises, LLC is available at http://www.gpeflightschool.org.