Hawkers Salute Bob Hoover at Clay Lacy Aviation Send Off

Capts Yudkowsky, Burnett, Ross and Daniels represented Hawker Senior Squadron 128 at the Bob Hoover Send Off on November 18 at Clay Lacy Aviation in Van Nuys.

Hawkers at Bob Hoover Send Off
(l-r) Capts Daniels, Burnett, Yudkowsky and Ross

Fifteen hundred friends of the legendary airman gathered to honor Hoover, who passed away October 25 at age 94.

Clay Lacy gave a moving testament to Hoover, as did numerous aviation luminaries and close Hoover pals.

Canada's Snowbirds
Canada’s Snowbirds honor Bob Hoover

The ceremony highlights included some inspiring words from actor Harrison Ford on the importance of aviation education for the young and a memorial flyover including two USAF Thunderbird F16s, Canada’s Snowbirds and a F22 Raptor accompanied by twin F86 fighters.

Hoover’s “Old Yeller” P51 Mustang peeled aways from a vintage warbird missing man formation.

The flyover was captured on video, which you can find here:  https://youtu.be/NcQKviNsrt0