Fundraising Begins for Trophy Honoring Aviation Legend Bob Hoover Trophy to be Displayed in Perpetuity in Washington, DC

July 30th, 2014

OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 30, 2014) — Fundraising began today for a trophy honoring the significant contributions of aviation legend and advocate Bob Hoover, known as “the greatest stick-and-rudder pilot who ever lived.”

The Bob Hoover Memorial Trophy, will be a life-size bronze statue of Hoover waving his iconic straw hat. It is to be housed in a special place of honor in Washington, D.C., in perpetuity. Funds are being accepted at

"Although Bob's aviation career spanned virtually all segments of aviation, he is most closely associated with the air show industry, so we're eager for ICAS members to contribute early and often to this historic initiative," said ICAS President John Cudahy.