Bevo Howard

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Bevo Howard founded Hawthorne School of Aviation in 1941 in Orangeburg, and he trained more than 6,000 pilots there. A World War II pilot, he was most famous for his aerobatic titles, including three aerobatic world championships and three international championships.

The first pilot to perform an outside loop in a light plane, his most famous feat was an Inverted Ribbon Pickup where he would fly upside down and grab a ribbon. At age 22, he became the youngest airline pilot. He established Hawthorne Aviation, a fixed base operation in Charleston and a multi-million dollar business.

The web has many pages devoted to this outstanding aviator, the best place to start is:http://www.bevhoward.com

This site is maintained by Bevo’s son and is highly recommended.

Other sites:

Bob Russell relates the TRUE details of Bevo’s last flight.

http://spence-air-base.com/bevo.html

http://proairshow.com/
Proairshow.com Carolina Airshow History
http://www.boshears.com/danhist/history.html

http://www.avweb.com/other/eaa9943.html

http://www.richland2.k12.sc.us/rce/transpor.htm

http://www.airspacemag.com/ASM/Mag/Index/1995/JJ/tehl.html