Monday, February 10, 2014

This is absolutely positively amazing

What is so amazing? you ask.

Well, a friend of DIT has told us numerous times that there is a famous pilot who lives in TN that is renowned --

so famous, in fact, that at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum he is listed as the third most famous aviator in history !

Wikipedia also tells us that he is often referred to as "The Pilots' pilot."

Born in 1922, he was not only a famous pilot, he also "has personally known such great aviators as Orville Wright, Eddie Rickenbacker, Charles Lindbergh, James H. Doolittle, Jacqueline Cochran, Neil Armstrong, and Yuri Gagarin."


And that is just a sample of the information Wikipedia provides about his life.  Be sure to read the entire Wikipedia article about Bob Hoover  HERE'S THE LINK

There are also numerous videos on YouTube that show many of his outstanding flying feats.

Perhaps one of the most amazing is the one to which we are linking today.

Why amazing?

Well, have you ever tried to keep tea in your glass or coffee in your cup while flying upside down?

And have you tried to pour tea into a glass while flying upside down.

Think it can't be done?

That was my initial thought also

but thanks to good old centripedal force it can be done.

Don't believe it?

Well, Bob Hoover did it! 

And there is a video to prove it.  Prepare to be amazed.

HERE'S THE LINK to pouring ice tea while flying inverted