The Drivers Office

For other a/c details see "Pre-Flight Walk-around".


Pilot, Copilot, Navigator, Bombadier, Gunner all in one seat.

Control Stick
Using one to Fly

THE LEVER for stopping!


Cockpit Images
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel
Egress System Details Other
What they can do!

05/03/2014 Dave Dollarhide wrote: The "serrated switch" (which I've circled in the attached photo) operated a mechanical lock for the gear handle.  The ordies would use this switch all the time to put the airplane in "air" mode when checking out weapons release hand to move the serrated switch, the other to raise the handle.  Of course, when they did that, there would be no hydraulic pressure and the gear pins would be installed, but sometimes they would forget and leave it up.  It was one big reason to check that the gear handle was down during preflight...lesson that was reinforced with me one those gear pins and so did my PC! Hide



Take a tour of the Cockpit with Bryan Remer, former VA-22 Scooter Driver who lives in Oakland, CA.
Left side close-up view of Redtails Skyhawk. BuNo 158137, GF-00, by providing photographer and former VA-22 Driver Byran Remer.
Close-up upper cockpit view of Redtails Skyhawk BuNo 158137, GF-00, on display at the USS Hornet museum with Byran Remer.

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

General Cockpit Images

Early A4D Instrument Panel Layouts A4D-1 A-4A 142168 Later A-4B A-4C


A-4L A-4L A-4L A-4 cockpit  


TA-4F 154332 TA-4F 154332 TA-4F 154332   OA-4F 2nd seat


TA-4J 158137 TA-4J 158137 TA-4J 158137 TA-4J 158137 facing aft  


Front Instrument Panel

142809 A-4B
Inst Panel
TA-4J 158137 TA-4J 158137 TA-4J 158137 TA-4J 152853
Front Seat
RNZAF TA-4K Skyhawk front seat Kahu instrument panel drawing. RNZAF TA-4K Skyhawk rear seat Kahu instrument panel drawing.      
Early ARBS TA-4F 152853
"G" Meter
Front Cockpit
Rear Cockpit
2nd seat.

Left Instrument Panel

RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk Kahu Throttle Quadrant. RNZAF Official photo via Don Simms.

A-4L Throttle Assembly: Tony Yaeger, an aviation parts collector, sent the Association some photos asking for an id on the below throttle assembly. The results of the investigation are:
The Alfa and Bravo had a protected "Air Start" Switch, but not in the configuration shown here.
The Charlie had the "Air Start" Switch but the presence of a "Spoiler" Switch rules out the Charlie.
The "Comm - Mike" Switch configuration rules out the Mike and the T Birds.
The presence of a "Air Start" Switch rules out the Echo and Foxtrot. And there is no "Nose Wheel Steering" Switch, that also rules out the Foxtrot.
Since the Lima was a reworked Charlie, with spoilers retrofitted, this throttle fits the criteria for a A-4Lima.

TA-4J 158137 TA-4J 158137 TA-4J 158137 TA-4J 152853
Left Console

Right Instrument Panel

TA-4J 158137 TA-4J 158137 TA-4F 154332 TA-4F 154332 TA-4J 152853
Right Console
RH rear side console of an unknown RNZAF TA-4K Skyhawk        

Egress System Details

Lightweight Seat TA-4J 152853
Rear Seat
Canopy ejection initiator on RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk. Behind the seat of an unknown RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk. Safety pin location behind the ejection seat of an unknown RNZAF A-4K.


Other Details

In a Skyhawk Driver's Office, you may find various magical tools that he would use to ensure a successful flight. This is a "Flight Prediction Wheel". If used properly it predicted a successful end to the flight. If used improperly................. well let's not talk about such unpleasant things.

From Youthly Puresome


Gun Sight TA-4F 154332
TA-4 Landng Gear Lever.    


What they can do while in the cockpit.

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