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Old 01-15-2021, 04:04 PM   #251  
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Having met both, I would say unequivocally R.A. "Bob" Hoover was probably one of the best ever. Not Yeager.

Hoover was a low key guy. He did some amazing things - you won't hear about most. Chuck was right place right time. Never going to take that mach 1.0 away from him though.

One of my old corporate flying buds dad was in the same POW camp with Bob. Bob escaped by stealing a German aircraft and flying out. My coworker’s dad, Mr Cecil, told us Bob’s favorite thing to do in POW camp was sneak s blade of grass in the barrack at night and put it between his thumbs and squealing like a wounded rabbit. Said it ****ed off the Germans because the dogs wouldn’t stop barking.
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:21 PM   #252  
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All I want to know is... why the hell are you guys talking about aviation stuff on APC?

WTF?
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:22 PM   #253  
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Having met both, I would say unequivocally R.A. "Bob" Hoover was probably one of the best ever. Not Yeager.

Hoover was a low key guy. He did some amazing things - you won't hear about most. Chuck was right place right time. Never going to take that mach 1.0 away from him though.
Chuck would have never survived transonic flight with out Bob's brilliance.
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:32 PM   #254  
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I agree. My rank of my greatest aviator heroes are:

1. The Wright Brothers, for first flight
2. Bob Hoover, best stick and rudder man there ever was
3. Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon
4. Chuck Yeager, first person to break the sound barrier
5. Charles Lindbergh, first person to fly solo across the Atlantic.

Your list may differ. I am okay with that.
Mine is similar, except I swapped in Doug Masters.
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:42 PM   #255  
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Having met both, I would say unequivocally R.A. "Bob" Hoover was probably one of the best ever. Not Yeager.

Hoover was a low key guy. He did some amazing things - you won't hear about most. Chuck was right place right time. Never going to take that mach 1.0 away from him though.
That's the best way to put Yeager in perspective... mention Bob Hoover.
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Old 01-16-2021, 01:03 PM   #256  
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Why do I keep seeing her picture everytime I log onto APF?

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Old 01-25-2021, 09:39 PM   #257  
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All United pilots now got a letter because of her saying if you feel retaliated against please report asap.

Met her once selling her books at an aviation conference in uniform. Ethics has no bounds.
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