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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

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