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Warbird Heritage Foundation A-4

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I have been sitting on posting this for about a year at least. Don't know if its been done before. For all the Scooter fans.

 

 

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VERY COOL!!!!!!

 

There are not too many quality Scooter vids on youtube, so I was super stoked about this one. I didn't know there were any flying as civi planes yet. My Dad flew A-4's in the Marines, and his take on the jet was a little funny, I will share here......

 

One night I got Dad on the phone to pump him for info on his squadron from when he flew the FJ-4; I was building a model of it for him. We got on the subject of the A-4 and what outfit he flew with, and he was pretty tipsey so the conversation was fun. My Dad is a wider sort, around 5'11" and around 190lbs with broad shoulders, and so I asked him what he thought of such a small plane. He said that he fit "alright" then he didn't say anything for a sec, then this comes out of his mouth, and I mean this is about as verbatim as I remember:

 

"Boy what a good little airplane. Pretty quick, maneuvered fairly well, it was a bit cramped. No burner though, oh and it had those funny slats in front, and sometimes one would get stuck and you would go falling out of the sky like a corkscrew. What a dumb jet!!"

 

I nearly fell out of my chair! this plane went from top of the charts to bottom of the pond in four sentences lol. Only a veteran......

 

~Rob

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It's not *this* Scooter that scored the MiG - the original MiG-killer A-4 was lost in a flying-accident in the early 70s.

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