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An air-to-air right side view of a TA-4F Skyhawk aircraft from Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 13 (H&MS-13). (Substandard image)

Air-to-air left view of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from Fleet Composite Squadron 1 (VC-1) as it is piloted by CDR Davis, the squadron's executive officer

A right rear view of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from Fleet Composite Squadron 1 (VC-1) flying in the direction of a bright setting sun

An air-to-air left side view of three F-105 Thunderchief aircraft from 508th Tactical Air Force Reserve Unit and two TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from Fleet Composite Squadron 1 (VC-1) flying in formation

An air-to-air right side view of a Fleet Composite Squadron 1 (VC-1) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft

Left front view of a Marine TA-4F Skyhawk aircraft preparing to taxi from the flight line. The TA-4F is from the Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron-32

A left side view of a Marine TA-4F Skyhawk aircraft preparing to taxi from the flight line. The TA-4F is from the Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron-32

High angle, right side view of the four different types of Skyhawk aircraft (A-4E, A-4M, EA-4, TA-4) displayed during the exhibit of the last A-4 Skyhawk built by the McDonald Douglas Corp

Aerial underside view of an EA-3B Skywarrior aircraft of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron Thirty Three (VAQ-33) refueling a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft of Composite Squadron Twelve (VC-12). Exact Date Shot Unknown

An EA-3B Skywarrior aircraft from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron Thirty-Three (VAQ-33) refuels TA-4J Skyhawks of Composite Squadron Twelve (VC-12) based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia. Exact Date Shot Unknown

An KA-6B Intruder aircraft of Attack Squadron Forty Six (VA-46) refuels a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft of Composite Squadron Twelve (VC-12). VC-12 is based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A silhouetted left side view of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft of Composite Squadron Twelve (VC-12) in flight with a setting sun in the background. VC-12 is based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia. Exact Date Shot Unknown

An air-to-air left side view of two Fleet Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) TA-4J Goshawk aircraft in formation over the city

An air-to-air left side view of two Fleet Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft in formation over the city

A right side view of three TA-7C Corsair II aircraft from Light Attack Squadron 174 (VA-174) en route to a bombing target during a training mission from Naval Air Facility, El Centro, Calif. The aircraft are carrying Mark 82 bombs

An air-to-air right side view of two Attack Squadron 174 (VA-174) TA-7C Corsair II aircraft during a training mission from Naval Air Facility, El Centro, California

Left rear view of the last TA-4F Skyhawk aircraft to be received at this Marine Corps Air Station. The A-4 is a "work horse" used by the infantry in many close air support missions

A low angle, front view of the last TA-4F Skyhawk aircraft received at this Marine Corps Air Station. The A-4 is a "work horse" used by the infantry for many close air support missions

Left side view of the last TA-4F Skyhawk aircraft to be received by this Marine Corps Air Station. The A-4 is a "work horse" used by the infantry for many close air support missions

Midshipman Cindy Mason, in the rear, and LT. Mary Jorgenson, a pilot with Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126, gives the thumbs-up signal prior to taking off on a familiarization flight in a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft. Mason is participating in a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

LT. Mary Jorgenson, a pilot with Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126, prepares to take Midshipman Cindy Mason. Mason, in the rear seat, on a demonstration ride in the TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft. Mason is participating in a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

Midshipman Cindy Mason sits in the rear seat of a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft from Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126) prior to being taken on a demonstration flight. Mason is participating in a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

LT. Mary Jorgenson, a pilot with Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126, signals from the cockpit of a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft that she is ready to begin her flight. LT. Jorgenson is taking a midshipman on a demonstration flight during a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

LT. Mary Jorgenson, a pilot with Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126 points out some of the rear seat cockpit controls to Midshipman Cindy Mason. Mason will take a demonstration ride in the TA-4 during a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

Midshipman Cindy Mason sits in the rear seat of a Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126, TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft prior to being taken on a demonstration flight. Mason is participating in a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve

Midshipman Cindy Mason right, and LT. Mary Jorgenson, a pilot with Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126) walk out to the flight line. Mason will go on a demonstration in a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft during a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

A ground crewman helps Midshipman Cindy Mason buckle herself into the rear seat of a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft for a demonstration flight. The pilot for the flight is LT. Mary Jorgenson Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126. Mason is participating in a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

Midshipman Cindy Mason receives assistance in putting on the 30-pound G-suit that she will wear for her demonstration flight in the back seat of a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft. Mason is participating in a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

Midshipman Cindy Mason, center, and LT. Mary Jorgenson, a pilot with Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126), are escorted to the flight line by a public affairs officer. Mason will go on a demonstration in a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft during a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

A view of Fleet Composite Squadron 5 (VC-5) A-4 Skyhawk aircraft parked on the flight line. A TA-4J is second from the right, the other three are A-4Es. An NC-8A Mobile Electric Power Plant (MEPP) is in the foreground

Lance CPL. Holmes of the 1ST Battalion, 1ST Marines, demonstrates the use of a field switchboard (SB-22) and a field telephone (TA-312/PT) to three children during Family Day

JO3 Cyndi Reilly Naval Air Station, Lemoore, Calif....AIRMAN Grisselle Martinez performs a daily inspection on a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

LT. Patricia A. Denkler, assigned to Training Squadron 4 (VT-4), stands in front of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft. Denkler became the first Navy woman to be carrier qualified in a jet aircraft when she landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) in September

LT. Patricia A. Denkler, assigned to Training Squadron 4 (VT-4), performs a preflight check on a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft. Denkler became the first Navy woman to be carrier qualified in a jet aircraft when she landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) in September

LT. Patricia A. Denkler, assigned to Training Squadron 4 (VT-4), sits in the cockpit of her TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft. Denkler became the first Navy woman to be carrier qualified in a jet aircraft when she landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16) in September

A final preflight check is performed on the wheel assembly of a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft

A TA-4 Skyhawk adversary aircraft, painted to simulate Soviet-bloc air force camouflage, lands at the air station after a training mission. The TA-4 is assigned to the Navy Fighter Weapons School, referred to as "Top Gun," which provides air combat maneuvering (ACM) training for Navy and Marine Corps pilots

A TA-3B Skywarrior aircraft from Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron 33 (VAQ-33) approaches to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) (not visible)

An air-to-air right side view of a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft, top left, a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft, top right, a T-38 Talon aircraft, bottom left, and a T-2 Buckeye aircraft in flight near the Naval Air Test Center Patuxent River, Maryland

An air-to-air right side view of, from top to bottom, a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft, a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft, a T-2 Buckeye aircraft and a T-38 Talon aircraft in flight near the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland

An air-to-air right side view of a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft, top, a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft, right, a T-2 Buckeye aircraft, bottom, and a T-38 Talon aircraft in flight near the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland

An air-to-air right side view of a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft, top left, a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft, top right, a T-38 Talon aircraft, bottom left, and a T-2 Buckeye aircraft in flight near the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland

An air-to-air right side view of, from top to bottom, a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft, a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft, a T-2 Buckeye aircraft and a T-38 Talon aircraft in flight near the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland

Ground crew personnel from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) move an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft using a TA-75 towing tractor. The E-2C is equipped with the airborne early warning (AEW) system

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class (AO2) Robert McGill, left, AO2 John Zacko, and Aviation Ordnanceman AIRMAN (AOAN) Lewis Ryan arm a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft prior to a training flight. The aircraft is assigned to Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10)

A right side view of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from Training Squadron 22 (VT-22) on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

A Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 (VAQ-33) TA-3B Skywarrior aircraft is launched from the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

A left side view of two TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63). An F/A-18 Hornet aircraft is visible in the background

A low angle front view of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). Another TA-4J Skyhawk is in the background

Flight deck personnel refuel a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from Training Squadron 25 (VT-25) aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

A ground crewman positions a TA-75 tow tractor in front of an Airborne Early Warning Squadron 78 (VAW-78) E-2C Hawkeye aircraft parked on the flight line at Naval Air Station, Norfolk

A plane director guides a student through the paces of flight deck operations aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16). The aircraft being used is a TA-4J Skyhawk training aircraft

A civilian employee of the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) supports section repairs the drive train of a TA-75 aircraft two tractor

A TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from Training Squadron 7 (VT-7) is prepared for launching during flight operations aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

A TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from Training Squadron 7 (VT-7) waits to be launched during flight operations aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

An air-to-air right side view (from top to bottom) of an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft from Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 (VAW-113), an F-14 Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124), an F-5E Tiger II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126) and a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft from Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126)

An air-to-air left side view (from top to bottom) of an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft from Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 (VAW-113), an F-14 Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124), an F-5E Tiger II aircraft from VF-126 and a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft from VF-126

An air-to-air right side view (from top to bottom) of an E2-C Hawkeye aircraft from Airborne Early Warning from Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124), an F-5E Tiger II aircraft from VF-126 and TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft from VF-126

An air-to-air left side view, from top to bottom, of: an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft from Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 (VAW-113); an F-14 Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124); and an F-5E Tiger II and TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft, both from Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126)

An air-to-air left side view of a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft from Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126) near San Diego

An air-to-air left side view, top to bottom, of an E-2 Hawkeye aircraft from Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (VAW-110), F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124), F-5E Tiger II aircraft from Navy Fighter Weapons School, and a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126)

An air-to-air right side view, top to bottom, of an E-2 Hawkeye aircraft from Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (VAW-110), F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124), F-5E Tiger II aircraft from Navy Fighter Weapons School, and a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126)

Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) personnel use a TA-75 aircraft towing tractor to load an RH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter aboard prepare to load a C-5A Galaxy transport aircraft from the 436th Military Airlift Wing based at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The Norfolk-based squadron is bound for the Red Sea area to take part in Operation INTENSE LOOK

Members of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) use a TA-75 aircraft towing tractor to unload supplies from a C-5A Galaxy transport aircraft assigned to the 436th Military Airlift Wing based at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The Norfolk-based squadron is taking part in Operation INTENSE LOOK

TA-4K and A-4K Skyhawk aircraft of the 75th Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force, are parked on the flight line during Exercise COPE THUNDER '84-7. Auxiliary fuel tanks are lined up behind the aircraft

A rear view of a TA-4K Skyhawk aircraft of the 75th Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force, as the pilot makes a final check of the landing flaps prior to takeoff during Exercise COPE THUNDER '84-7

A ground crewman directs a TA-4K Skyhawk aircraft of the 75th Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force, to the runway during Exercise COPE THUNDER '84-7

A TA-4K Skyhawk aircraft of the 75th Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force, evades simulated anti-aircraft missiles at the Crow Valley Electronic Warfare Tactical Range during Exercise COPE THUNDER '84-7

A right side view of two TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft in-flight

A right side view of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft of Training Squadron 21 (VT-21) on a weapons training flight

A student pilot and an instructor perform a preflight check on a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft of Training Squadron 21 (VT-21) before a weapons training flight

An underside air-to-air view of four TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft of Training Squadron 21 (VT-21) on a weapons training flight

A left side view of five A-4F Skyhawk aircraft and one TA-4J Skyhawk (third from left) of the Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron lined up on the flight line during the air station's annual open house and air show

A TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft is catapulted from the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

Talking on the TA-838 telephone set during bilateral training Exercise ORIENT SHIELD is Captain (CPT) Chris L. Higgins, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 125th Signal Battalion. Assisting her is STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Benny Lopez

A TA-3B Skywarrior training aircraft is parked on the flight line

An air-to-air left side view of four Training Squadron 21 (VT-21) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft flying in formation during a strike weapons training flight over Naval Air Facility, El Centro

An air-to-air right side view of four Training Squadron 21 (VT-21) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft flying in formation during a strike weapons training flight over Naval Air Facility, El Centro

A right front view of a Training Squadron 25 (VT-25) TA-4J Skyhawk on display during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation. The aircraft has a special diamond anniversary paint scheme

An air-to-air left side view of a UC-880 Convair aircraft assigned to the Naval Air Test Center, Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, refueling a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a UC-880 Convair aircraft assigned to the Naval Air Test Center (NATC), Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, refueling an NATC F-4 Phantom II aircraft. Also standing by are a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft, background, and an NATC A-6 Intruder aircraft, foreground

A member of Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) inspects the inside of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft air intake during a daily turnaround inspection

A member of Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) checks the cockpit of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft parked on the flight line during a daily turnaround inspection

Members of Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) check the cockpit of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft parked on the flight line during a daily turnaround inspection

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Angel Manseau of Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) tapes exposed ordnance and disarms the 20 mm gun of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft. The procedure is part of a regular aircraft preservation routine and helps prepare it for a run through the wash rack

A Training Squadron 7 (VT-7) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft taxis along the flight line

A Training Squadron 7 (VT-7) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft taxis along the flight line

An MD-3A tow tractor tows a Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from a hangar

An air-to-air right side view of a Fleet Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft and a Fighter Squadron 202 (VF-202) F-4 Phantom II aircraft in formation

An air-to-air left side view of a Fleet Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft as it refuels an RF-8G Crusader aircraft

Student pilots wait in the cockpits of their TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft for their turns at the catapult on the flight deck of the Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during pilot carrier training. Flight deck crewmen stand by near an MD-3A tow tractor at left in the Gulf of Mexico

A right side view of a TA-3B Skywarrior aircraft parked on the flight line

Aerial of a nine ship formation made up of US Navy (USN) aircraft: (top row) A-4F Skyhawk, F-5E Tiger, F-16N Fighting Falcon, (middle row) TA-4J Skyhawk, F-16N Fighting Falcon, F-5E Tiger, (lower row) T-2C Buckeye, TA-4J Skyhawk, and A-4F Skyhawk. All nine aircraft are with Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126), Bandits, at Naval Air Station Miramar, California

In the sky, an F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-5 Freedom Fighter/TigerII, A-4 Skyhawk, TA-4J Skyhawk Trainer, and a T-2C Buckeye, fly a trail formation. All are with Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126), Bandits, Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar, California

Aerial of three, three ship formation made up of US Navy (USN) aircraft: (lead group) two F-16N Fighting Falcons, F-5E Tiger, (upper right group) F-5E Tiger (lead), A-4F Skyhawk (outside), T-2C Buckeye, (front group) A-4F Skyhawk and two TA-4J Skyhawks. All nine aircraft are with Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126), Bandits, at Naval Air Station Miramar, California

Aerial of a five ship echelon formation made up of US Navy (USN) aircraft: (lead) F-16N Fighting Falcon, F-5E Tiger, A-4F Skyhawk, TA-4J Skyhawk, and a T-2C Buckeye. All five aircraft are with Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126), Bandits, at Naval Air Station Miramar, California

A Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft flies along the Cuban coast. The aircraft, stationed at Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and Mark 20 cluster bombs

A Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft banks over part of the Cuban coast. The Skyhawk, stationed at Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and Mark 20 cluster bombs

An air-to-air right side view of a Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft flying over part of Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The aircraft is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and Mark 20 cluster bombs

An air-to-air right side view of a Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft flying over Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Skyhawk is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and Mark 20 cluster bombs