a diverse service life beginning in 1956 with
an initial delivery to US Navy VA-72 Attack
Squadron and extending into today as an aircraft
still employed by many of the world's air forces,
the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk remains one of the most
flexible mission aircraft ever produced. Known
for its lightweight and small airframe supported
by a powerful J52-P8 turbojet, the Skyhawk
soon was dubbed "Heinemann's Hot Rod"
after its designer, Ed Heinemann. The type enjoyed
service in many US Navy and Marine squadrons
as a light attack aircraft and even as a trainer
in both one and two seat versions. Though production
ceased in 1979, the aircraft is still flown
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, construction # 13590, was delivered to the U.S. Navy and accepted into the inventory on July 24, 1967. The aircraft was assigned Bureau Number 153524.
UPDATE - TA-4J Skyhawk Ready for 2013 Airshow
The Collings Foundation’s TA-4J Skyhawk is available for the 2013 air show season. The Skyhawk exhibits its exceptional maneuverability in a thrilling flight demonstration. We can create a demo package specifically tailored to your needs – as a stand alone or paired with our F-4 Phantom and Huey Helicopter in the Vietnam Memorial Flight (if interested, can arrange availability of a A-1D Skyraider). If you are interested in flying IN the Skyhawk we also operate an unforgettable Flight Training Program (Prerequisites
must be met). Please call Rick Harris at our Houston campus with questions: 281-961-1062.