158137 and the Hornet


TA-4J BuNo 158137 from the Redtails of Fleet Composite Squadron Eight (VC-8) taxis to a stop in front of Alaska Airlines’ maintenance facility after a ferry flight from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. The aircraft will be de-milled (rendered incapable of flight) and then put on display aboard the U.S.S. Hornet museum at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Alameda, Calif., a few miles away. VC-8, which has been awarded the Battle Efficiency Award and Search-and-Rescue Award this year (2003) is also in the running for the Chief of Naval Operation’s Safety Award. The unit was disestablished August 23, 2003, after more than 40 years of service. U.S. Navy photo by Erick McCarthy. This was the last U.S.N. Unit flying Skyhawks.
Oakland, Calif. (Apr. 8, 2003)
Provided by Gary Verver
Note: The Skyhawk Association contributed a significant amount of money to assist in the delivery of this A-4 Skyhawk to the U.S.S. Hornet Museum.

BuNo 158137 at the maintenance facility after a ferry flight from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.
Photo by Joe Martinez.

VC-8 BuNo 158137 rests in dignity at her final home on the Flight Deck of the U.S.S. Hornet.
Her only future travels will be between the Flight Deck and the Hangar Deck of this fine Museum. This great shot was taken by Erick McGarthy, one of the Hornet Volunteers, and provided to us by Janelle Sahr, another Hornet Volunteer.

Take a tour of the Cockpit with Bryan Remer, former VA-22 Scooter Driver who lives in Oakland, CA.



In the Cockpit


Cockpit 1 Cockpit 2 Cockpit 3 Cockpits - Aft
Inst-Panel 1 Inst-Panel 2 Inst-Panel 3 Left Console 1
Left Console 2 Left Console 3 Right Console 1 Right Console 2

Photo by Bryan Remer


Photo by Bryan Remer

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