First flight of Skyhawk Ventures LLC’s A-4C Skyhawk

A-4C Skyraider BuNo 149606 successfully flew its first flight on August 5 . The aircraft was restored by Skyhawk Venture LLC and the first flight appears to have been successful.

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    • Sam and Susan on August 19, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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    Well done!! Love, Sam and Susan

    1. What a beautiful job to a grand old Scooter! I was in VA- 125 from Jan.64 to June 67.
      Assigned to Lemoore but spent a lot of time in Yuma and Fallon as a Dessert Rat. When I left the Navy, Charlie the Douglas Tech Rep had me stop in Long Beach to work on the A-4 Line there.
      I currently live in Tampa and would like to visit if that is possible. I am having some hats made up with the old “One Way Scooter” Patch on them.
      Arthur P

        • ken colgate (7030 357-0294 on February 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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        I served as a Fallon-Yuma Desert Rat in 1966 (FFT to NATTC Memphis ’67). The open galley 24 hours a day and only asked to leave it as clean as we found it.

  1. Congratulations to all involved – it looks stunning

    • Ed Mc Collum on May 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    I was in VA 125 1965- 1967 I was in the Training Office and transfered to Desert Rats in Oct of 66. Yuma and Fallon I left in Aug. 67. Art I just do not remember you I knew Charlie Muse he was an ADJ-3 also. I was in Air Frames. We sure had some good times.

      • Joe Stevens on August 30, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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      Ed, do you remember Art Harris. He was in the Air Frame/Hydraulic shop. Mostly on Det A.(Desert Rats)
      I am Joe Stevens. I was an ADJ but I worked as a plane captain at that time. Don’t even remember man ADJ guys even though I did spend my last year in the shop. They did a great job on the A4 in the picture.

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