On October 25, 2016, the aviation community lost one of the most extraordinary aviators in American history, Robert A. “Bob” Hoover. In the course of his life, Bob Hoover was a combat pilot, prisoner -of-war, test pilot, businessman, airshow pilot, and true gentlemen. Shortly after his death, some of the biggest names in aviation descended upon Clay Lacy Aviation in Van Nuys, California, to celebrate the life of a gifted pilot and patriot.