-1909 Bleriot
-PT-17 Stearman
-AT-6F Texan
-TBM Avenger
-F4U-5NL Corsair
-FI-156 Storch
-UC-78 Bobcat
-B-25J Mitchell
-B-17 Flying Fortress
-B-24 Liberator
-P-51 Mustang
-Me 262 Schwalbe
-S-2F Tracker
-T-33 Shooting Star
-UH-1E Huey
-F-4D Phantom

-TA-4J Skyhawk
-F-100F Super Sabre
-A-1E Skyraider
-FM-2 Wildcat

-Wright Vin Fiz (Repl.)
-T-33 Shooting Star

-F6F 3-N Hellcat
-A-26 Invader
-Focke Wulf Fw 190 F-8

With 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 worldwide.

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.

NEWS UPDATE - TA-4J Skyhawk Ready for 2013 Airshow Season

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.

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