North American Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S

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This North American Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S was flown by Robert A. "Bob" Hoover for 20 years. The Shrike Commander, a descendent of the 1948 Aero Commander L-3805, is a twin-engine, seven-place, unpressurized business aircraft. Hoover purchased his Shrike in 1979 and brought this simple business aircraft design to international acclaim. In it he performed his signature deadstick (no engine) routine of loop, roll, 180-degree turn, landing, and taxi to air show center.

Photographer:

Dane Penland

ID #:

WEB13826-2014

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Institution

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