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Born on this day (30th - March)

Manuel de Teffé

1905 - 1967


Rudolf Krause

1907 - 1987


Peter Hirt

1910 - 1992


Robert O'Brien

1922 - 1997


1934


Eddie Jordan

1948


Mike Thackwell

1961


Stéphane Ortelli

1970


Fabrizio de Simone

1971


Chris Trickle

1972 - 1998



Died on this day (30th - March)

Lucien Bianchi

1934 - 1969


Yves Giraud-Cabantous

1904 - 1973


Bill Hamilton

1899 - 1978


Kenneth Douglas Evans

1912 - 1985


David Leslie

1953 - 2008


Richard Lloyd

1945 - 2008


Jackie Pretorius

1934 - 2009



Dave Hoover
Dave Hoover
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UNITED STATES

Born
13 / 3 / 1942
Died
12 / 9 / 1992
Dave Hoover was a captain with American Airlines for 28 years flying 747s. He raced in CanAm in the early 1980s. A member of the Coors Light Silver Bullet Jet Display Team, he was killed in a flying accident in 1992.

Dave Hoover grew up in in Bexley, Ohio with a love of love for planes, cars and motorcycles and a great sense of humor. He graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in 1964.

He was a captain with American Airlines for 28 years flying 747s and was also a member of the Coors Light Silver Bullet Jet Team for five years, entertaining crowds with humorous narratives from the cockpit as he put on air displays in his Bede Jet.

He drove in CanAm for a number of years racing at Lola 332 at Trois Rivieres in 1979 and 1980 and a 333 at Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen in 1981.

Hoover was killed in flying accident at Chico, California, at the end of display routine. While performing a flamed-out roll on final approach, he seemed to lose consciousness, possibly as the result of a medical condition. He did a couple of strange turns away from the approach course before hitting the ground at a very steep angle with no apparent attempt to pull up.

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