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Picture of the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (A4D-2N) aircraft

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More: Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (A4D-2N)
More: Dallas - NAS / Hensley Field (7TX2) (closed)
More: USA - Texas, July 1960
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147734 (cn 12498) This is a photo of Skyhawk 147734 flown by Lt. J.G. Woody Grover at NAS Dallas. I was 16 years old at the time and wanted to be a pilot but had very bad self-esteem and felt that was beyond my reach. Lt. Grover visited with me and said he was the same way when he was my age and said that I could do it. He was right; Woody this photo is for you where ever you are. Brownie Starflex Camera
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A visitor from United States posted Mon August 10, 2015:
I am not ashamed to admit this photo and comments produced a few man tears... Good stuff, inspiring.

A visitor from United States posted Fri June 14, 2013:
What a great tribute to Lt. J.G. Woody Grover.

A visitor from - posted Tue November 15, 2011:
GROVER, WOODBURY L. "WOODY" May 30, 1934 to Nov. 6, 2011 Woody died peacefully at his home in San Diego surrounded by loving family. A Navy Captain, airline pilot Captain, masters track-and-field champion, and accomplished pianist, Woody lived his life as an officer and a gentleman. He was treasured by friends and family for his easygoing demeanor and deadpan sense of humor. Sorry for your loss Holly I will never forget your dad. Darrell

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu January 13, 2011:
What a shot!!! This truly is inspiring... you managed to get a really pure aviation moment in this shot!!

A visitor from Singapore posted Mon June 21, 2010:
Wow!! i was born in July 1960.Where i lived as a young boy i used to watch the planes fly overhead when they were approaching or taking off from Paya Lebar Airport in singapore.i always wanted to be a pilot.but at age 12 i had to wear spectacles so that ended my dream.airliners,net is my fav site:)

A visitor from - posted Mon May 24, 2010:
Hello Darrell,

I saw your story about taking photos of my Dad's A4D plane. You said that the photo was for my dad, wherever he was, so thought you might be interested to know that he also saw your photo and got a huge kick out of it. Yes, he's still around, retired now from United Airlines, where he worked for about 30 some odd years after getting out of the Navy. He was in the reserves for years and ended up retiring as a captain, and lives in San Diego.

Isn't the internet a cool thing? Thanks again for your beautiful shot and for bringing back happy memories for my dad.


Holly Grover

A visitor from United States posted Sat September 19, 2009:
Great composition. I love a good sunset shot.

A visitor from Australia posted Sun August 10, 2008:
This is definitely one of the best and the most meaningful photos I have seen in a.net!

A visitor from Spain posted Sun August 10, 2008:
Great colour composing together with stunning shapping and attractive for any aircraft lover. great shot!

A visitor from - posted Sun August 10, 2008:
Very touching story mate! :)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun August 10, 2008:
Can't be better man. Great one

A visitor from - posted Wed August 6, 2008:
What an inspiring story, great way to thank him.

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