Able Eyes

During its seven-year career in the Navy, the Douglas AD-5W Skyraider at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum (CFM) was assigned to VAW- 12 Bats and went to sea nine times aboard seven different aircraft carriers. In 2014, after seven years with CFM, museum pilot Chuck Gardner discovered a photo of the Skyraider in VAW-12 colors and the decision was made to repaint the “Guppy” in this historically correct scheme.