The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation was established by Bob prior to his death on October 25, 2016.

Its purpose is to perpetuate the dedication to excellence, integrity, learning and mentorship that drove his legendary aviation career by financially supporting educational institutions and the development of the next generation of American aviation leadership.

The foundation provides educational scholarships to individuals who are pursuing a career in aviation and are attending an aviation-related educational institution.

The purpose for the scholarships is to make this type of education available to those who would otherwise not be able to afford the training and education required for a career in aviation.

In addition to receiving financial scholarships for aviation-related studies students will also be introduced to a variety of networking and mentoring opportunities from aviation veterans to help guide them along their future career paths.

The future of aviation depends upon the development of future generations of aviators and other individuals pursuing aviation careers.

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Video clips on this website taken from a new Hoover biopic, entitled: “The Gift." Visit our Merchandise page for information.



Birth: January 24, 1922

Birth Place: Tennessee

Death: Oct 25, 2016, Age: 94

Birth Sign: Aquarius

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“Bob Hoover brought great richness to the aviation experience, and he leaves behind a legacy of heroic caring and sharing with the general aviation community,” Mark Baker, the president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, said. “The first time I met Bob, I was seated next to him at an aviation event, my 8-year-old son by my side. Bob both spoke and listened to his aviation dreams. He offered encouragement and some great stories. And though my son is long since grown, neither he nor I have ever forgotten that an aviation legend gave a child who dreamed of flying his full attention and encouraged him to dream even bigger. Bob Hoover was so much more than a great pilot.

He was a great man & a model for what our community can and should be.”

Mark Baker, President

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

John Glenn and Bob Hoover at the National Aviation Hall of Fame Pioneers of Flight Homecoming weekend - July 2003, Dayton, Ohio.

Legendary World War II fighter pilot Bob Hoover.

A precise aviator, Hoover famously was able to pour a glass of iced tea in the middle of a barrel role. Hoover's famouse green and white stunt plane sits promintly under the wing of the Concorde supersonic airliner at the National Air and Space Museum Annex in Chantilly, VA.

Bob Hoover, Jaj. Rich Graham and Crew Chief of 425th TFS, 1973.

Bob Hoover and Sean D. Tucker at the 2013 Living Legends of Aviation gala in Beverly Hills, CA.

Bob Hoover Mustang

Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation

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