Tribute To Bob Hoover

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The International Society for Aviation Photography,Inc (ISAP). brings together people who share a love of aviation photography. It exists to enhance artistic quality, advance technical knowledge, and improve safety for all areas of aviation photography while fostering professionalism, high ethical standards, and camaraderie among the members.

The goal was to preserve the legacy of a legendary aviator… Bob Hoover, while developing opportunities for his legacy to inspire future generations. This event fulfill that mission, as well as “Thank”Bob and Colleen for a lifetime of contributions to aviation benefiting us all.

Tribute to Bob Hoover • Paramount Studios • Los Angeles, CA • February 20-21, 2014

The Bob Hoover Tribute and Awards were covered exclusively by members of the International Society of Aviation Photographers(ISAP) – not ABC, not CNN, not the LA Times, not Aviation Week – but ISAP!

Tom Poberezny contacted ISAP President Larry Grace and asked him to assist the organizers with the photography for the event. Larry agreed, that aviation photographers like us can even do quality event coverage. He was right on the money. The ISAP photo team that was assembled: Paul Bowen, Jim Koepnick, Jessica Ambats, Tyson Rininger, Lyle Jansma, Evan Peers, and of course Larry Grace himself. Together, this team knocked the socks off the aviation who’s-who in attendance.

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Hoover’s Heroes Dinner  • Hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  • 2/20/14
Inductees into the Hoover Hall of Honor were recognized and introduced:

Neil Armstrong • Lee Atwood • Burt Rutan • Drury Wood • Dick Rutan • Capt. Eugene A. Cernan • James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle • Jacqueline “Jackie” Cochran

School Participation Dinner •  Blue Sky Foundation • 2/20/14
Sponsors: Jim & Angela Thompson • James Raisbeck  • Darren Pleasance • Jeppesen • Herb Kelleher •  Garmin International • Aerojet Rocketdyne •Barron Hilton / Oliver Wyman

Schools: Skyline HS • Raisbeck Aviation HS • Three Sisters HS • Experience Aviation • Winter Park HS • Kansas State University • Purdue University • Embry-Riddle (Daytona / Prescott)

Lunch with Bob Hoover & Friends • Hosted by  George & Helene Gould • The San Diego Air & Space Museum • 2/21/14
Bob Hoover and the Tribute Hosts, met with students from nine aviation universities and high schools from around the United States.

Schools: Skyline HS • Raisbeck Aviation HS • Three Sisters HS • Experience Aviation • Winter Park HS • Kansas State University • Purdue University • Embry-Riddle (Daytona / Prescott)

Tribute to Bob Hoover • Paramount Studios • Los Angeles, CA 2/21/14

The highlight of the evening was the premiere of a very special documentary recounting Bob Hoover’s memorable and historic life story, produced by Dan Birman and narrated by Harrison Ford. The Film provides each viewer an insightful look into the unique attributes and skills that Bob has shared with so many for over seven decades. Interviews with Bob,as well as others, reinforce the magnitude of Bob’s legacy, creating the realization that it is greater than imagined.