Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk

The TA-4J Skyhawk is the two-seat variant of the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk attack aircraft. Skyhawks began operational service in the mid-1950s and remained in service with the U.S. Navy and Marines through the remainder of the 20th century. The Museum’s Skyhawk was part of the Navy’s “Top Gun” program and served as an “aggressor aircraft” flown by highly skilled instructor pilots against Top Gun participants. Flown to the Museum in 2003, it is painted as a Top Gun aggressor.