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Robert "Bob" Bushby (February 24, 1927 – October 14, 2018) was an American aircraft mechanic and aviator. He was born in Joliet, Illinois. He designed the Bushby Mustang II, later called the Mustang Aeronautics Mustang II. He started to learn to fly while in high school in Minooka, Illinois.

From 1955 until 1970, Bushby worked for the Sinclair Oil Co. in their engine research laboratory.[1] Bushby was one of the original founders of the Experimental Aircraft Association in 1953.

Bushby died on October 14, 2018 in Joliet at age 91.[2]


  1. Rick Henry. "Robert 'Bob' Bushby". Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  2. Wesley Bushby. "My Dad - Robert Wesley Bushby". Retrieved 2018-10-19. 

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