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AVIATION FOUNDATION OF AMERICA's Fundraiser:

Bob Hoover Memorial Trophy

 

Donor Reception and Statue Unveiling Scheduled For Saturday, April 2nd at the NASM Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
February 22, 2016

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THE STORY:

For most of the past century, Bob Hoover has given his heart and soul to America. He represents the very best in us, not only as the greatest pilot in the world but as a true gentleman. As a friend and advocate of aviation and aerospace, Bob Hoover is the one pilot all pilots look up to. This trophy will allow millions of visitors to continue to look up to Bob for centuries to come.

The goal of our effort is to place a life-size statue of Bob Hoover in Washington, DC.

This trophy is to be a life size bronze statue of Bob Hoover, waving his straw hat to the world as he has done for millions of people over the past decades. With the funds raised in this effort, the statue will not only be built, but placed in the museum setting for perpetuity.

In addition to the trophy and its perpetual care, your contribution will help fund a new national recognition award. The “Hoover Trophy” will be presented each year to “a living aviator who exhibits the airmanship, leadership, and passion for aviation and life demonstrated by R. A. ‘Bob’ Hoover during his distinguished career as a pilot and aviation advocate while also serving as a source of inspiration and encouragement for current and prospective aviators.” Their names will join Bob’s on the Award.

An effort of this magnitude requires a commitment from all of us. Every dollar raised will go to funding the creation of the life size trophy, its perpetual care and creation of the annual Annual Award.

Every contributor will be invited to include their names in a time capsule placed inside the base of the trophy. The time capsule is to be opened 100 years from the anniversary of the trophy’s dedication. Larger sponsors will be invited to include additional commemorative document or memorial remembrance in keeping with their level of support.

Bob Hoover has been giving unselfishly to the aviation community for his entire lifetime, time is of the essence for this project to be completed. We urge you to support this perpetual honor for the Pilot’s Pilot, for The Best Stick and Rudder Pilot Who Ever Lived, for a Great American and a friend to all of us, R.A. “Bob” Hoover.

Please Donate by clicking the large gold button to the right.

Or if you’d like to donate by check:
Please make your tax deductible contribution to "Bob Hoover Memorial Trophy" in care of the Aviation Foundation of America, Inc., a 501(c)3 public charity.

Checks may be sent to:
Aviation Foundation of America, Inc.,
Attn: Bob Hoover Trophy
640 Taft Street, NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Please address any questions to
BobHooverTrophy@AviationFoundation.org
or by calling: 651-638-8400.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$178,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • John Cudahy, ICAS

    $1,000

  • James A. Baumann

    $50

  • Walt Fricke

    $1,000

  • Mike Jollay

    $20

  • M. Spencer

     

  • S.T.

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Manfred Radius

    $100

  • Justin Knight

    $500

  • Offfline Donations

    $153,000

  • Samer Baassiri

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Fred L Phillips

    $500

  • Manfred Radius

     

  • Maria and Michael Herman

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Elissa Lines

    $250

  • Kim Sailor Williamson and Tom Williamson

    $250

  • J. Randolph Babbitt

    $500

  • Randy Fry

    $2,000

  • Peter and RoLayne McEvoy

    $100

  • The Smith family

    $50

  • Kent Holiday

    $250

  • Mark Chiolis

    $100

  • Laurie Green

    $500

  • Bill Hunter

    $50

  • Harold Bishop

    $50

  • Dave O'Day

    $100

  • Executive Aviation Group

    $100

  • S. James Chorvat II & Family

     

  • Craig & Linda Fordem, Advanced Aviation Training Solutions

    $500

  • Mr & Mrs John L Cook

    $100

  • JAMES MICHAEL EVANS

    $50

  • Harrol William Baker, Uncle Bill to many, and Dad

    $100

  • David & Paula Medders

    $100

  • Wendy Curtis and Michael Kuehlmuss

    $50

  • Steve Shoop

    $250

  • Johann Mullen

     

  • Lee

    $50

  • Richard N York

    $150

  • Bill McClure

    $100

  • Robert N. Johnson

    $50

  • Tim Schmidt

    $100

  • Paul G. Schafer

    $25

  • Ray Haas

    $100

  • Polly & Carl Stahl

    $100

  • San Diego Air & Space Museum - Jim & Andie Kidrick

    $500

  • J.G. Hopkins, Jr.

    $150

  • Don Hollingsworth

    $100

  • Beth & Marty

    $50

  • A.C. "Buth" & Jan Giessman

    $100

  • Doug Shantz

     

  • Lori Robishaw

    $25

  • Bud Sittig

    $50

  • Adam Smith

    $100

  • Terry Huntling - AeroBear Aviation

    $100

  • Barry Harlan Hosier

     

  • Lewis "Chip" Berghoff

    $100

  • Dick Sweigard

    $100

  • Chuck Hay

    $50

  • Albert J. Morgenthaler

    $250

  • Claude "Hopper" Christ

    $25

  • Ken Perich

    $150

  • Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr.

    $500

  • Maria and Michael Herman

    $500

  • Bob Morgenthaler and Margaret Delaney

    $500

  • George Dubick

    $250

  • Connie Bowlin

    $250

  • C. John Graham

    $50

  • Doug Jeanes

    $250

  • Doug DeGroote

     

  • Dave Thomson

    $100

  • Check-Six.com

     

  • Gary Joseph and Family

    $100

  • Dick Koenig

    $200

  • Sherri A. Roberts

    $100

  • Exequiel R Sevilla Jr

    $50

  • Thomas Schrade

    $150

  • Patrick Arnzen

    $150

  • PeterD

     

  • Matt Jackson

    $250

  • Christopher L. Freeze

     

  • Linda Shiner

    $150

  • Ramona (SkyChick) Cox

     

  • Kathy Ilyin

    $500

  • Dan Quinn

    $50

  • Craig Donahue

    $160

  • Joseph and Elizabeth Suarez

    $150

  • Roger Woolsey, Million Air

    $500

  • Brian & Joan Cochran, Pegasus,LLC

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • randy howell

     

  • Anthony Lynch

    $150

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102% Raised of $175,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anthony Lynch

Anthony Lynch

DONATION: $150

Attended Bob Hoover Unveiling 6 months ago

randy howell

randy howell

6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $2,000

6 months ago

Brian & Joan Cochran, Pegasus,LLC

Brian & Joan Cochran, Pegasus,LLC

DONATION: $250

6 months ago

Roger Woolsey, Million Air

Roger Woolsey, Million Air

DONATION: $500

6 months ago

Joseph and Elizabeth Suarez

Joseph and Elizabeth Suarez

DONATION: $150

Congratulations Bob. An honor well deserved for one of the truly great pilots. 6 months ago

Craig Donahue

Craig Donahue

DONATION: $160

Thank you for your service and the great times with my father, John Donahue 6 months ago

Dan Quinn

Dan Quinn

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Kathy Ilyin

Kathy Ilyin

DONATION: $500

In memory of Michael P. Ilyin 6 months ago

Ramona (SkyChick) Cox

Ramona (SkyChick) Cox

To the most accomplished, yet humble, Airshow pilot of all time. You deserve this! 6 months ago