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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: 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 This Pristine A-4B “Scooter” Strut Its Stuff For An Illinois Airshow Crowd

    This video shows the Warbird Heritage Foundation’s Paul Wood flying their Douglas A-4B Skyhawk during the 2017 Northern Illinois Airshow at Waukegan in Illinois. The Scooter is painted as BuNo 148609, actually an A-4C model flown by Lieutenant Commander Ted “T.R.” Swartz of Attack Squadron SEVEN SIX (VA-76) Spirits operating from the carrier USS Bon […] More