Bob Hoover, 1922-2016: Sky was the limit for legendary South Bay pilot

Growing up in Nashville in the 1920s and ’30s, Bob Hoover spent hours putting together model airplanes. Later, he’d ride his bike 15 miles just to hang out at the local airfield.

The rest of the story was probably predictable.

“The only thing I ever wanted to do was fly airplanes,” Hoover wrote in his 1996 autobiography, “Forever Flying.

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