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Legendary Aviator Robert "Bob" Hoover to speak at the Air Force Museum Theatre

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  • By Mary Bruggeman
  • Air Force Museum Foundation
The Air Force Museum Theatre is proud to announce the Living History Film Series' first 2015 event will be Thursday, April 9 at 6:15 p.m. Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project with Robert "Bob" Hoover himself as our Distinguished Guest Speaker.

Legendary Aviator Robert A. "Bob" Hoover will bring history to life. Considered "The Guru," An Icon" and "The Pilot's Pilot" by many of his peers, this humble 93 year old is a graduate of both the Navy and Air Force Test Pilot schools, and has an honorary doctorate from Air University, the intellectual and leadership center of the Air Force. His accomplishments are well known by his colleagues in the military and respected by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. In his later career as an air show pilot, Hoover performed in front of more people, in more countries, in more different aircraft, than any individual before or since.

Award winning director, Kim Furst will introduce Mr. Hoover and her film, Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project at 6:15 p.m. As the film is shown on the largest screen in Southwest Ohio,  Hoover will share, with his trademark charm, the hard earned wisdom of a life spent pushing the edge of the envelope while contributing to aviation's many developments through pictures and interviews. The film also features Harrison Ford, Dick and Burt Rutan, Carroll Shelby, Gene Cernan, Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Bud Day, Clay Lacy, General Jack Dailey, and Sean D. Tucker.

At the conclusion of the film the audience will hear from Bob Hoover himself, with a Q & A session followed by a book signing. The opportunity to view this new documentary and meet Bob Hoover is only available to the general public on Thursday, April 9th with limited seating. Tickets are on sale now at the theatre or online at (click theatre on top right).

The theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., a Section 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization that assists the Air Force in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit The Air Force Museum Foundation is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world's largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit

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NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information on the Air Force Museum Theatre, contact Mary Bruggeman, Chief, Attractions Operations, (937) 656-9623,