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post #1 of 10 Old Mar 14th, 2006, 1:01 pm Thread Starter
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Bob Hoover

Bob Hoover can fly a plane better than the average bear and has been doing it for many years. Take a look: http://youtube.com/watch?v=vQpVI_aldB0&search=aircraft .


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post #2 of 10 Old Mar 14th, 2006, 1:48 pm
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I have been fortunate that I have watched his "energy management" demo about 4 times, at different air shows. I also got to meet him, and my wife and I sat at his table at one of the West Coast Pilot gatherings in Palm Springs a few years back.

I also met Chuck Yeager, but he is sometimes a little less personable than Bob Hoover. Bob is a perfect gentleman, and for his amazing accomplishments a very humble person.

In his energy management flying demonstrations he amazes the crowd at the end by timing his flight and speeds when landing so that he taxis up to the stopping point in front of the crowd, with no indication that he ever touches the brakes.

That demo with the tea being poured is a dramatic demonstration of why a person who inadverdently flies into instrument conditions without good instrument training will likely die. Your body cannot tell what the attitude of the plane is without outside visual references. If you were sitting in his plane, blindfolded, he could roll it and you would never know. Likewise, he could make you think he was rolling over, while keeping the plane wings level to the horizon in the roll axis.

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Thanks for the link, Bob. I've always thought of Bob Hoover's "energy management" flying, when I make 180's with the LT, on an uneven or sloped surface. One must be ready to add power when the ground surface features scrub off a few MPH's.

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When Chuck Yeager was breaking the sound barrier in the X-1, Bob Hoover was his chase pilot. It was probably a more demanding flying job than the X-1, but none of the glory. Both fabulous pilots and incredibly long lived...far beyond the actuarial predictions!

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post #5 of 10 Old Mar 16th, 2006, 7:29 pm
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Bob Hoover only flew one aircraft that I remember that particular demo in. But it is the one in the video and I know what it is, do you?? Manufacturer and Model please.

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John is correct. Here is a nice link.
http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/aero..._commander.htm
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Did you ever loop it, intentionally? Did you ever feather both...while airborne? Did you ever do an eight point, while the tower was watching? Even dream of pouring tea while doing a roll? The guy is a complete master of the aircraft.

Then there was the day Reg Pridmore passed me in a turn, on the inside, two up, like I'd run out of gas, just when I thought I was Master of my Blackbird. Great talent is truly awesome. And humbling!

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I can say that is the most amazing flying I have ever seen!

pjessen nailed it -- "Great talent is truly awesome. And humbling!"
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Actually he's almost right. He didn't get the manufacturer "North American Rockwell". But with this link you both win.

I lived in Oklahoma City when they were still building these and doing the test flights out of Wylie Post Airport. It was interesting as the plant was on the south side of the road from the airport and they towed the aircraft across the road for the test flights.

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