Fifty years of barnstorming to dogfighting Germans to testing supersonic jets

Signed by Bob Hoover

  • Price: £ 55

Signed by RA ‘Bob’ Hoover on the front end paper

Pocket Books First Edition 1996. 291 pages and lots of photographs and illustrations

Mint condition hardback book in two tone blue boards with a Mint condition dustjacket.  As new and unread

“Bob Hoover is the greatest pilot I ever saw” Chuck Yeager

“Bob Hoover – the greatest stick and rudder pilot who ever lived” General Jimmy Doolittle

A WW2 fighter pilot, Hoover escaped from Stalag Luft 1 and stole a Focke Wulf 190 flying it to freedom.  Postwar he was a test pilot and Yeager’s back-up for the X-1 program.  He was a consultant and legendary aerobatic demonstration pilot who specialised in routines in a twin engine Shrike with both engines feathered!  Bob passed away in 2016 but is commemorated in the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation – see here: Hoover Legacy

See this excellent film about his life narrated by Harrison Ford: Bob Hoover: Perfecting Flight

A scarce signed book outside the USA and an absolutely astounding read!