Welcome to the 3DB where aviation history is the topic of the day. Last week I talked about Burt Rutan having been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy; however, the previous year Bob Hoover was the recipient and this week I want to highlight that event.
After 70 years of achievements in aviation, the industry honored Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with its top award, the NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy. Described by Jimmy Doolittle, a past recipient of the trophy, as “the greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived,” Hoover has flown, tested, and even crashed more airplanes than most any other pilot who ever lived.
The spectrum of aviation turned out Dec. 12 in Washington, D.C., at the Aero Club of Washington’s sixty-seventh annual black-tie Wright Memorial Dinner to honor the latest Wright winner. The dinner is held each year on the Friday evening preceding the Dec. 17 anniversary of the Wright brothers first powered, controlled flight in 1903.
Have a good weekend, take care, and fly safe.
October 16, 2015