Goodies and Gadgets: February 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:38AM
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Bob Hoover Flying the Feathered Edge Released on DVD, Blu-ray

Flying the Feathered Edge, the definitive documentary about the Pilot’s Pilot, R.A. “Bob” Hoover, is now available on DVD and Blu-ray–just in time for his 93rd birthday, which was Jan. 24. The 86-minute documentary includes exclusive interviews with Harrison Ford, Carroll Shelby, Burt Rutan, Dick Rutan, Col. Bud Day (Medal of Honor recipient), Gene Cernan, Clay Lacy, and Sean D. Tucker.

In Flying the Feathered Edge, Hoover reveals hard-earned wisdom from a life spent pushing the edge of the flight envelope while contributing to aviation’s many developments.

“This film captures my life story in an authentic and accurate way,” Hoover said. “I don’t know how it could have been done any better.”

EAA Chairman, Jack Pelton, calls it “the best aviation documentary I have ever seen.”

Award-winning producer, director, and editor Kim Furst, whose previous efforts include One Six Right, Discovery Channel’s Rocket Challenge, and Wings Over the Rockies, made the film.

Flying the Feathered Edge is available exclusively through the Bob Hoover Project website at The DVD is priced at $28.95, and the Blu-ray is $32.95.


Aircraft Spruce Stocks the Clecall Upright Pliers

Aircraft Spruce is proud to be the exclusive distributor of the new Clecall Upright Pliers. The Clecall Upright Pliers are faster to use and easier to activate than standard Cleco pliers. They are spring-loaded to open with less effort. They are 70 percent lighter than normal Cleco pliers at only 4.3 oz, which helps to reduce fatigue and wrist pain. The Clecall Upright Plier’s design accommodates a 1/4” Cleco width, and the vertical profile installs clecos in tight areas with ease. Clecos can be installed easily on upside down surfaces with the Clecall Upright Pliers. The Clecall Upright Pliers are CNC machined and anodized for strength.

The Clecall Upright Pliers are currently offered for $29.95. For more information, please contact Aircraft Spruce at 1/877-477-7823 or 951/372-9555, and reference part number 12-03752

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