Scooter Ships Store and PX

The Scooter Ship's Store and PX

This page provides links to merchandise that may be of interest to Skyhawk fans. With the exception of Skyhawk Association items, this is not a Skyhawk Association Store, you deal directly with the vendor. The Skyhawk Association does not normally "officially endorse" commercial products and any exceptions are clearly identified as such. These links are provided as a convenience only.  Updated 19AUG19daw.

Skyhawk Patch
4.0 inches.

The Skyhawk Association Patch - - - $5.00 each for members, $6.00 each for non-members. For a shipping address outside the USA (except Canada, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands), add $1.00 for the first patch and 50 cents for each additional patch.

A free Skyhawk Patch is presented to each new Skyhawk Association member

SA Decal

2.5 inches
The Skyhawk Association Window Sticker (Decal #1)- - - $1.00 each for members and non-members. For a shipping address outside the USA (except Canada, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands), add $1.00 for the first decal and 50 cents for each additional decal.
A free Skyhawk Decal #1 is presented to each new Skyhawk Association member

"SA" Bumper Sticker - (Decal #2) The Skyhawk Association Bumper Sticker (Decal #2) - - - $1.00 each for members and non-members. For a shipping address outside the USA (except Canada, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands), add $1.00 for the first sticker and 50 cents for each additional sticker.

SA Coin


The Skyhawk Association Challenge Coin- - - $15.00 each for members and non-members. Price includes shipping.
Pay with PayPal Below or
Mail Check To: Skyhawk Association, 10432 Button Willow Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134


Skyhawk Association Challenge Coin


The incredible work of R. G. Smith
Caricature Artist Hank Caruso’s last A-4 depiction, “Scooters”, is now available in limited numbers from the Association. The prints are 13”x 16”, signed by the artist, and will make a great gift or “I Love Me” wall memento! Through Hank’s generosity, we can make prints available at $5 plus S&H (~$5). 20% of the sales price will be donated to the Artist’s favorite charity. Contact our Sec:

Flying Supplies and A/C Parts

Webmasters Note: Information on no-cost or low-cost replacement parts and pieces for A-4 Skyhawk restoration is best obtained via communication with other individuals or organizations (air museums, etc.) who have already been through that hoop. A list of A-4 Skyhawks on display and their locations is posted on the Skyhawk Association web site. Also below see a few sources for a/c parts.

Flying Supplies/Parts

Derco Aerospace
Boeing licensed
Boeing licensed

Warbird Alley

Reference Source

Uniforms, Medals, Patches, Decals, Pennants, etc.

Military decals-

design decal for free.
Navy/Marine Aviators

Embossed Pennants/
Money Clips
from VA-741 Vet

Custom Vehicle License Plate Frames

from USAF Vet Pilot.

Customized Clothing

Embroidered Apparel

Wings 4 Aviators

Embroidered Apparel
A-4 T Shirts

Customized clothing
and accessories

Pride Of Service

Custom Art +

Unit Wear Items

Aircraft Models

Skyhawk Scale Models: The Skyhawk Association does not sell models of the Skyhawk aircraft. However, the following is a partial list of web site business addresses advertising A-4 Skyhawk scale models for sale. This list is offered only for viewer convenience and does not constitute product endorsement nor assure product quality, costs, or buyer satisfaction by the Skyhawk Association.

The Hangar

The Ancient Mariner

Factory Direct Models

Aviation Art

R.G. Smith, Aviation Artist.

"Among the fraternity of artists who have recorded the history of flight on canvas, R. G. Smith is regarded by many as the American Master". Tom Crouch, Senior Curator at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

Hank Caruso Aviation Art
"The Most Distinctive Images In Aviation Art"

Delphic Fine Art

Dave Garcia/Bill Clark
Engineering Art, Cutaways, +

Jerry Anderson Art

"Aviation art from aviation enthusiasts, for aviation enthusiasts".

Aviation Art Hangar

Former Marine - "Fine aviation art from aviation enthusiasts, for aviation enthusiasts".

Jim Caiella Aircraft Illustrations , ,

High Iron Illustrations

Last of the Scooter Drivers

Lithograph by Jim Qualls - Graphic Artist

At The Merge - Lithograph
Tim Wilson - Artist
  Javier “Jabo” Ruberto Aircraft
Illustrations of Argentina

A-4 Profile Drawings


Custom Art +

Military Art

Jerry Anderson Art

Aviation Books

***** The Further Adventures of Youthly Puresome.

A collection of mostly lighthearted stories about tactical Naval Aviation off aircraft carriers in the 1960’s and 1970’s. It is not a history, per se, nor is it like one of the many fine, factual, first-person accounts of by other Naval Aviators. The author’s impulse was to capture a snapshot of that culture and experience through both oral tradition—stories told by aviators that were too good to be lost, and his own experience. Thus, was born Youthly Puresome and his passage through the various Breaks of Naval Air. Depicting the experiences of a typically irreverent young Naval Aviator, these stories stir memories of similar experiences in all who have flown Navy jet aircraft from the decks of aircraft carriers or from bases ashore. While the hardware may be different, these tales should resonate with other services, and the characters and life it's ownself be familiar with those that know and love them. Beginning in the Fall 1991 issue of The Tailhook Association’s quarterly publication, The Hook magazine, until Fall 2011, a series of these stories were published under the title: “The Further Adventures of Youthly Puresome.” Youthly is the alter ego of Jack Woodul, a native of New Mexico who went through the Navy’s Training Command in the early ’60s and earned his Naval Aviator’s wings. He flew the A-4 Skyhawk in Vietnam, and after leaving active duty continued to fly F-8 Crusaders and F-4 Phantoms with the NAS Dallas Reserves. When not bagging flight time in gray jets, he was an airline pilot in “real life.” Now retired, he continues to fly and write about light airplanes and ranch life. “The Further Adventure of Youthly Puresome” series led to an Outstanding Sea Story award by Fighter Squadron 201 in 1988; the 1994 Hook Magazine Contributor of the Year award; and a 1998 Tailhook Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

I wrote a book titled "9 Lives of a Fighter Pilot" detailing my career as a Marine Corps fighter pilot and the dangers that go with flying a high performance jet aircraft. I recently had it published and it is now available for purchase. All proceeds will go to the to help our wounded Marines and their families. Please check out my book's website and consider purchasing it to assist our Marine Corps brothers and sisters.
Semper Fidelis, Gregory G. Raths Colonel USMC (RET).
Facebook - 9livesofafighterpilot

US Navy and Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk Units Of The Vietnam War" by Peter Mersky (SA Member) / Osprey Combat Aircraft - 69, 2007, ISBN 13: 978 1 84603 181 6

"Skyhawks - The History of the RNZAF Skyhawks by Don Simms and Nick Lee Frampton

An A-4 Skyhawk Pilot in Vietnam" by Stephen R. Gray (SA Member) /, NOV 2007, ISBN 978-1-59114-342-0

Read RADM Jeremy Taylor's review of "Shadows of War",
AND his interview with the author - Skyhawk Robert Gandt.

Neil Levin, a Skyhawk Association Member, has a new book out that features his two combat tours in Vietnam flying our beloved Skyhawk. It is highlighted by a bombing mission over North Vietnam where he successfully destroyed a bridge but was shot down and then rescued. This shoot down was originally published in a Skyhawk Newsletter and in Aero Magazine.
The title of the book is "An Angel Rode My Wing" and is published by "Leatherneck Publishing". It is currently in the MCAS Miramar Air Museum gift shop and the March AFB Air Museum and is presently being reviewed by the Marine Corps Association and the Marine Corps Aviation Association for review in the next "Yellow Sheet," their quarterly magazine and also in the next Leatherneck Magazine. It will also be mentioned in MOAA Magazine. The book is ISBN# 0-9771431-0-4.

Association Member Scott McGaugh has authored a new book on the U.S.S. Midway called Midway Magic.

Ginter Books: Aviation Books, including the A-4 Skyhawk.

Available now from Crowood Press, "McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk" tells the story of one of the most revered attack aircraft ever to fly with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. From its conception in the early 1950s through its final flight in 1999, the Skyhawk's rich history is covered in detail, with special emphasis on its crucial role in the Vietnam War. Over 200 pages, with charts and squadron listings and deployments. Illustrated by nearly 200 photographs and an 8-page color section.
ISBN No. 1-86126-340-6. $52.95.
Written by Skyhawk Association member Brad Elward.

Your Signal is Charley by Ron Rypel.
From the author: "There is some history in it, as I write about the glory days of flying the old SNJ, the great SPAD ...! ... I describe the book as autobiographical fiction.... I needed to bend and twist real life to make the story work, but as I explain, most of it is basically true, although some of the flight events are old sea stories you might have heard before. As far as I know, they are true. .... Part of the book deals with my A4 experiences in Vietnam...."

This is the first comprehensive publication on the Distinguished Flying Cross. On Heroic Wings has the characteristics of a beautiful coffee table book with 311 photographs printed on high-quality gloss paper. However, the individual stories and collective history of the Distinguished Flying Cross are extensively documented through oral history interviews and traditional historical research methodologies. The book includes 32 major accounts and over 180 vignettes of aerial heroism beginning with the medal’s inception in 1926. Book Specifications: Hardback/dustcover, 325 pages, 8 ½” x 11” x 1”, color photographs. Publication date: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-615-52024-7 Library of Congress number: 2011933548. Published by: The Distinguished Flying Cross Society. $39.95 plus shipping and handling. Purchase Online or view more info at


The A-4 Skyhawk - Around the World  E-book is a digital work by Brazilian Skyhawk enthusiast, artist, and author Alexandre Guedes… that brings together valuable and exclusive information about this iconic military aircraft.  With 92 colorful pages, a walk around with 100 photos, and 184 super-detailed profile drawings, this digital book is a reference for military aviation enthusiasts. Through a complete and detailed approach, my E-book presents the history, development, and technical specifications of the A-4 Skyhawk, providing information that cannot be found anywhere else. If you are passionate about combat aircraft, do not miss the opportunity to acquire this product of unparalleled high quality and historical and technical value.  In downloadable digital format only for $23 USD:  Sales Page Link:   

Stills / Videos / Films


Return With Honor!
(PBS Documentary - Vietnam POWs)

Flattop Flashback Video

Adcom, INC.

Skyhawk Simulation Software

Yankee Air Pirate is based on real SE Asia combat sorties

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