Warbirds In Review: AD-1 and A-1H Skyraiders

When the first F-4C Phantom was shot down by a MiG-17 in 1965, Skyraiders off the carrier USS Midway came to rescue the crew. Too late for World War II, the A-1 Skyraider was the world’s biggest, most powerful prop-driven, single-seat combat aircraft, able to lift weapon loads greater than that of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Dick Rutan will talk about his service in Southeast Asia. We look forward to an enjoyable, educational, and unfiltered account of what it was like to be there. Skyraider pilot Jon Goldenbaum served two tours in Vietnam acquiring 608 combat hours, a Distinguished Flying Cross, and 11 Air Medals. Cover Photo Courtest Chris Miller.