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    Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: That Little Attack Jet That Could…and Did

    Author’s note:  This is the first of a multiple part series on the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. This piece focuses on the American utilization of the Scooter. A second piece will highlight the many foreign users. Skyhawks forever! Small For a Good Reason When renowned aerospace designer Ed Heinemann of Douglas drew the Skyhawk, he would […] More

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    Watch and Listen as 70 Years of US Navy Blue Angels History Come Alive

    This Blue Angels retrospective was produced by the Blue Angels Association to celebrate the team’s 70th Anniversary in 2016. The video intermixes performance footage tracing all the way back to the team’s original Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft and personnel with music from the eras during which each aircraft was flown by the team along with […] More

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    Watch: The Blue Angels Were Reborn When They Flew The A-4F Skyhawk

    The United States Navy (USN) Precision Flight Demonstration Squadron. Otherwise known as The Blue Angels, began flying performances in the Douglas A-4F Skyhawk in 1975. Compared to the McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II aircraft they had flown for the previous four years, the diminutive Skyhawk was a more maneuverable and economical aircraft but lacked the […] More

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    Watch The “Fighting Omars” Simulate The Enemy With Their Skyhawks

    The Navy’s Fighter Squadron Composite TWELVE (VFC-12) Fighting Omars have provided adversary training to East Coast-based carrier air wings since September 1st 1973, when they were established as Fleet Composite Squadron TWELVE (VC-12) at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Detroit. VC-12 then became the Navy’s first Reserve Fleet Composite squadron. The Fighting Omars moved to Naval […] More