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Patriots Point to host National Aviation Day event to honor “World’s Greatest Pilot” with USS Yorktown screening of “Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project”

Chris Hauff Aug 18, 2015

On Wednesday, August 19, the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will host a special screening of Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project, which shares the incredible story of legendary aviator Bob Hoover, as part of a celebration of National Aviation Day.

Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project honors Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, an aviation legend and World War II veteran.  In this inspiring 86 minute film, the renowned aviation figure tells his life story as an Air Force fighter pilot, experimental test pilot, and airshow pilot. His lifelong dedication to aviation has made him one of the most admired figures in flying. The film features conversations with actor and pilot Harrison Ford and air show legend Sean D. Tucker, along with appearances by Neil Armstrong, Carroll Shelby, Dick and Burt Rutan, Clay Lacy and other experts in the aerospace field.

Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project has been showcased across the country including at the Napa Valley Film Festival, the Rhode Island Film Festival, and the Breckenridge Festival of Film. The film was most recently honored at the EAA AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The Patriots Point screening will follow the kick off of the film’s nationwide campaign in celebration of National Aviation Day on August 19th. Screenings will take place around the country including at a public screening on Capitol Hill.

The screenings will begin at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on August 19.

The screenings will begin at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on August 19.

The film will continue to be shown in conjunction with Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. As an innovator in inspiring a new generation of history, science and technology enthusiasts, Patriots Point will show the film to students as part of the camping program aboard the USS YORKTOWN.

Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project at Patriots Point will show at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19 inside the Smokey Stover Theater aboard the USS Yorktown.   The showings will be included in the normal museum admission price.

Join us in celebrating Bob Hoover and aviation history in the Charleston community.

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