Tuesday, September 22, 2009

2009 EAA Hall of Fame Inductees

EAA will welcome and honor six new members to its 2009 Hall of Fame. EAA recognizes these people in their contribution on sport aviation.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Robert A. “Bob” Hoover
2009 International Aerobatic Club Inductee

Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner and program to follow.

EAA AirVenture Museum
3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh WI

Individual seat – $50 | Tables of 8 – $400
Supporter* table – $1,500
*Includes dinner reservation for 8, premier seating,
and recognition in the evening program.

EAA members are invited to attend this honorary event.
Order tickets online or call 800-236-1025.

Robert A. "Bob" Hoover- International Aerobatic Club Inductee
Bob Hoover was born on January 24, 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee. His current age is 87 years old. At age 15 Bob began taking flying lessons. When he got his pilots license he quickly began flying aerobatic maneuvers. Then Bob joined the Tennessee Air National Guard in 1940 when he was 18 years old and participated in World War II. But during World War II Bob Hoover was shot down by a German when he was flying a Spitfire. Bob was also a former aerobatic pilot and a test pilot.

George H. Baker- Warbirds of America Inductee

George H. Baker was born in Hawthorne, New Jersey in 1930. He is currently 79 years old. He first soloed during his Junior year in High School. He has flown over 100 types of aircrafts. In 1977 and ever since he has been operating a warbird facility in Florida. He is a former aerobatic pilot and air racer. George Barker is the current chief pilot for NASCAR at the Dayton International Speedway.

Lance A. Neibauer- EAA Homebuilders Inductee

Lance Neibauer is the founder of the award winning Lancair International Inc. and the designer of its line of aircraft. Neibauer's first aircraft is Lancair 200, which was test flown on June 26, 1984 in Ohio.

Roy Pinner- EAA Ultralight Inductee

Roy Pinner liked aviation since age 8. He worked his way up working with model airplanes, radio-controlled airplanes, and finally building his own kit-plane. In 1979 he purchased a Hummer ultralight kit and took it to an EAA Fly-in and won Reserve Grand Champion. He then designed an ultralight called a Drifter and put it as a kit-plane. You can still purchase that plane.

Paul Sanderson- National Association of Flight Instructors Inductees
Paul Sanderson was a flight instructor in World War II. Then after that he started his own school offering pilot rating classes. He eventually sold his company. Sanderson has been recognized by the National Aeronautical Association as an Elder Statesman of Aviation for his contributions to the aviation community.

Stephen Pitcairn- Vintage Aircraft Association Inductee
Stephen Pitcairn born on 1924 and died on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the age 83. Stephen Pitcairn is the founder of Pitcairn Aircraft. Three aircrafts were built during the company a Pitcairn PCA-2 autogiro (seen in picture on the left), PA-7S Sport Mailwing and PA-39 autogiro. He was an active contributor to the aviation community.

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