Homebuilders Hall of Fame

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2019 Inductee

Robert "Bob" Nuckolls, EAA 205021

Bob Nuckolls

Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Bob Nuckolls earned an amateur radio license in the seventh grade and launched an enthusiastic study of the electronic arts throughout his teen years. He was hired as an electronics technician by Boeing right out of high school.

Bob has installed and maintained two-way radio systems, taught electronics to Navy recruits, learned technical writing and illustration at Cessna, and designed hospital patient transport equipment. He entered general aviation engineering in Wichita with Electro-Mech Inc. While at EMI, Bob earned his pilot certificate and has accumulated 850 hours as pilot in command.

Throughout his 46-year career, Bob was employed by every airframe manufacturer in Wichita at least once. The seeds of Bob's publication, The AeroElectric Connection, took root during his first trip to EAA Oshkosh in 1986. About that time, he began working with online aviation special interest groups starting with the CompuServe AVSIG forum and then the Matronics.com lists. He has written numerous articles for EAA Sport Aviation and Kitplanes magazines and sold more than 20,000 copies of his book.

He retired from Beech Aircraft in 2007 as the lead subject matter expert in electrics. Bob remains active online and services a select clientele with design work.

Previous Inductees

2016
Jim Bede
2012
Wes Schmid
2011
Ed Fisher
2005
Robert Bushby
2004
Pete Bowers
Bob Whittier
2003
William Chana
2002
Ken Brock
Jack Cox
2001
John Monnett
2000
Jean Delemontez
Leslie Long
1999
Chris Heintz
Richard VanGrunsven
Henri Mignet
1998
Curtis Pitts
Burt Rutan
Bill Warwick
1997
Harold Best-Devereux
William W. Ghan
Ladislao Pazmany
1996
Sam Burgess
Nicholas D'Apuzzo
Ed Heath
Volmer Jensen
1995
Tony Bingelis
Molt Taylor
John Thorp
1994
Robert Burbick
Bernie Pietenpol
Ray Stits
1993
George Bogardus
Paul H. Poberezny
Steve Wittman
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