The basic role of the TA-4J Skyhawk was a two-place, lightweight, high-performance trainer capable of operating from an aircraft carrier or shore base. The TA-4J Skyhawk entered production in June 1969. It became the longest-serving of the Skyhawks as the US Navy’s standard advanced jet trainer until replaced in the early 1990’s with the T-45A Goshawk.
Did you know the TA-4J Skyhawk max speed is 585 kts (673 mph) with a 1,965 mile range? How about that our TA-4J on display entered Naval service on May 18th, 1972 with the VT-7 “Eagles” at NAS Meridian, MS, where student aviators completed their advanced jet training.
Visit the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum today to see the Skyhawk and 30 other historical aircraft!