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One of the great experiences in my life was shaking the hand of Bob Hoover (1998 or 1999).  A legendary pilot, and you would be hard pressed to find a more skilled pilot.  A World War 2 vet, and was a commercial test pilot for many years.  He was a regular on the air show circuit, and was one of the main figures at the Reno Air Races.  A great pilot and a real nice guy.  I’m sure he forgot about taking a photo with me minutes after, but I have a memory of a lifetime.