My Story – David Wilson

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A4M – Skyhawk

David Wilson – A4 Skyhawk

Wikipedia Link

David Wilson graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University, thus the call sign “Titan”. During his college career, David joined the Marines and participated in the Platoon Leadership program.  Upon graduation, he began his flight school training.

David has been a PAM member since xxxx and a Board member from xxxx – current.

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A4 – Armament (Wikipwsia Link)
Practice Carrier Landing:
Actual Carrier Landing:

David has 12 carrier based landings, primarily on the USS XXXXX

Flight School Training:
Mark 4 Gun Pod:

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Catch Wire at Chu Lai Vietnam

The runway at Chu Lai Vietnam was so short, the Marine’s A4-Skyhawk used the catch wire systems similar to those used on aircraft carriers.  

This YouTube starts towards the end of a video, but illustrates the use of the catch wire system.

Use of JATO rocket assist at Chu Lai Vietnam

The runway at Chu Lai Vietnam was so short, the Marine’s A4-Skyhawk used the JATO rocket assist system.  This video excerpt shows the JATO in action.