Robert A. Hoover passes away at 94

One of the greatest pilots to have ever sat behind a stick and throttle has left us.

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While I never had the pleasure of meeting him, I did see him once at an airshow and waved to him. He was a hell of a pilot, truly a legend gone.

On reading up a bit, this is a guy that stole a Fw 190 to escape from a Nazi prison camp. o_o

His autobiography looks great: