View Full Version : Neat Bob Hoover video....

02-21-2006, 01:54 AM

02-21-2006, 01:54 AM

02-21-2006, 02:08 AM
Now thats what i call flying! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

02-21-2006, 04:23 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Skill! What sort of aircraft is that? It's very nice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Love the drinks bit

02-21-2006, 04:26 AM
Pfft, the tea in that video was way overmodelled and what ****** programmer was in charge of the physics engine? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-21-2006, 04:30 AM
nice but crazy crazy man ^_^

02-21-2006, 04:31 AM
Hehehehe surprised to see a man like that in his older age!!!

02-21-2006, 05:16 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

02-21-2006, 05:32 AM
Its an Areo Comander "Shrike". Hoover also used to do a neat routine in his yellow P-51...coming in for a landing, he'd set her down, first on one main, then the other, alternating all the way down the runway. He flew "chase" for Yeager on the record breaking flight...

02-21-2006, 05:45 AM
It's a Shrike Commander 500S.
See also http://www.avweb.com/newswire/9_42a/briefs/185860-1.html

02-21-2006, 06:03 AM
cool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

02-21-2006, 07:16 AM
Wasn't Hoover the one who rolled the Dash 80 on the initial flight for the press?


02-21-2006, 08:42 AM
Great stuff!

Going to try some of that in the sim. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

02-21-2006, 09:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WB_Outlaw:
Wasn't Hoover the one who rolled the Dash 80 on the initial flight for the press?

--Outlaw. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No ...that would be Alvin "Tex" Johnston.

I got to speak to Bob Hoover a few years ago at an air show after his demonstration in the Shrike Commander. Real friendly man.

02-21-2006, 10:07 AM
I've seen and met Bob Hoover at an Air Show in Daytona Beach. Really nice guy to talk to. I'm always amazed what he can do with a Shrike Commander because I have a little over 400 hours in a Shrike. I used to fly one at an engineering firm before I worked for the airlines. I figure he must be a pretty strong person too because the Shrike I flew was VERY heavy on the controls. It had a lot of stick (actually it's a floor yoke) force even when properly trimmed.

02-21-2006, 10:16 AM
nice flying http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

is he the bloke that does aerobatics with a learjet too?

02-21-2006, 10:26 AM
Awesome! I've heard about Bob Hoover but had never seen a video of his stunts, thanks! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
Great flying!

02-21-2006, 10:50 AM
I was fortunate enough to see Hoover do his routine in the yellow Mustang for two or three years running at the Davis-Monthan AFB air show back in the late sixties (my father was a MSGT air traffic controller, so I got to watch from the tower with the really good binoculars), and it was astounding. Particularly for someone who had seen a pretty good flying display at an RAF base a few years earlier by a Spitfire (don't ask me which Mark-I was nine, for Pete's sake). Hoover did things with that Mustang that the Spitfire driver could only dream of.

On one occasion, I was able to talk to him and after I compared his routine to the one I'd seen with the Spitfire, heard him say that while the Mustang could honk around pretty good, but he'd LOVE to get his hands on a Spit again (he'd flown Spits in combat with either the 31st or 52nd FGs in the Med) so he could really put on a show...

Saw him fifteen years later at Miramar's air show with another yellow a/c, a twin this time, and he scared the hell out of half the crowd again, dipping in and out of gullies around the field...

He reminded me of the line from that Who song, "hope I die before I get old..." At this rate, he'll never die, 'cause he never got old.



02-21-2006, 11:14 AM
the tea peoring during the roll and all the gliding stunts well them be skills plain straight up skill them be http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

02-21-2006, 01:04 PM
I actually got to see him at least a handful of times perform that energy management manuever. It's absolutly amazing.

I've always regarded Bob Hoover the pilots pilot.

I remember he fought the FAA for taking his medical even though he could still fly great as a way of grounding him.

Amazing pilot

02-21-2006, 01:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scen:

I remember he fought the FAA for taking his medical even though he could still fly great as a way of grounding him.


Some of the FAA people that were responsible for grounding him got fired IIRC. One FAA official that spoke on his behalf also got fired. Ahhhh, the politics of aviation... isnt it wonderful? lol

02-22-2006, 01:11 AM
Thank you for posting that. I saw Bob Hoover perform those maneuvers many years ago at the Abbotsford Airshow. It was great to see it again from inside the cockpit no less. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

02-26-2006, 01:30 AM
If any of you haven't yet i highly recommend his book, probably one of the best reads around IMO.