Sunday, August 24, 2008

Yes, You Can!

Bob Hoover is universally acknowledged both in the United States and abroad as one of the best, if not the best, pilot that has lived. The following quote is from Bob Hoover's autobiography, Forever Flying (page 16):
At fifteen, I began sacking groceries at Hill's Grocery Store down town. I worked sixteen hours a day, earning two dollars. Instead of taking girlfriends to the movies, I spent the money at Berry Field [airport] on flying lessons.

I made the trip to Berry Field as often as I could. An hour's worth of flying lessons cost eight dollars, so my sixteen-hour workdays produced only fifteen minutes' worth of lessons. It was worth every penny.
So four sixteen hour days got one hour of flying lessons! Yet he did it, and became one of the best pilots ever. Here's a short video of his flying that you should see, if you haven't already:

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