How was Hoot Gibson in a word? Delightful.In lots more words? He was wonderful! From speaking with him on the phone ahead of the presentation, to meeting/greeting him the day of the presentation, to his presentation itself, Hoot was the epitome of charm and grace. I loved and appreciated his humble approach to the hundreds of amazing experiences he's had and his willingness to connect with everyone on a personal level
Captain Robert "Hoot" Gibson, USN Retired, served as a Fighter Pilot, Test Pilot, and Navy Astronaut before joining Southwest Airlines as a Pilot in 1996. He flew 5 missions aboard the Space Shuttles CHALLENGER, COLUMBIA, ATLANTIS & ENDEAVOUR, once as Co-Pilot and 4 times as the Mission Commander. He was awarded numerous decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal. He was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2003, the Long Island Air and Space Hall of Fame in 2011, the Spacecamp Hall of Fame in 2012, and was enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2013.
Featured Keynote Program
Robert "Hoot" Gibson talks about leadership, teamwork, and overcoming obstacles, using his life as a pilot and astronaut as a backdrop. He's happy to speak with a client prior to the event to learn their goals, objectives and audience.
Robert "Hoot" Gibson was fantastic! Our attendees loved him. We had great communication leading up to the event and he really delivered.