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.


Please click on the “INVEST” button or contact us via our online form for more information or call us at 407.998.2001.


Click the “INVEST” button to support the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation online.

Please print downloadable form located on “INVEST” button and mail to: Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation • 221 Circle Drive Maitland, FL 32751

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Please EMAIL US or call 407.998.2001 to receive stock transfer instructions. In order to receive a gift acknowledgment for tax purposes you must share with the Foundation:

– The donor’s name
– The donor’s mailing address
– The name of the stock gift
– The amount of stock donated

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Help keep the Spirit of Bob Hoover alive in the next generation of American aviation and support THE BOB HOOVER LEGACY FOUNDATION!

Video clips on this website taken from a new Hoover biopic, entitled: “The Gift." Go to the contribution page for a free copy offer.


Birth Date: January 24, 1922
Birth Place: Tennessee
Death Date: Oct. 25, 2016 (age 94)
Birth Sign: Aquarius

“It’s not a donation. It’s an investment.”

“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