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Founded in 1998, the purpose of the A-3 Skywarrior Association is to provide a continuing affiliation of individuals who have flown in, maintained or foster, encourage and support the memory of this Naval aircraft through reunions, museum projects and the maintaining of historical records on this website as well as social media.

The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior — descriptively nicknamed the “Whale”— was the largest combat aircraft routinely catapulted off and recovered on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Originally designed for nuclear bombing missions, over 35 years of service saw its many uses include attack bombing, aerial refueling, carrier onboard delivery, jamming, photo-reconnaissance, electronic surveillance, VIP transport and aggressor training.

Please spend some time exploring our website for more information on the association and its activities, including to how to become a member. For inquiring minds, there’s also a wealth of historical photos and data.


KA-3B 138944, USS Lexington, Corpus Christi   NRA-3B 144825, main gate NAS, Whidbey Island

Pensacola Reunion, A-3 Skywarrior Association, April 28th - May 3, 2024

Make your event registration here:

You can go the the website and print the form and mail it in with a check or pay by credit card on the website. There is a 3.5% charge for credit cards. I have already mailed my form and check in as of today. No last minute reservations or tickets, so plan early.  Cancellations can be made up until 3/26/2024 for a full refund. The $25 registration fee however, is non-refundable.

Hotel Information
We will be staying at the beautiful Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach located at 14 Via DE Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561.  The hotel room rate is just $179 or $199 plus tax per night. The rate depends on if you prefer the shore side of Gulf front side.  For those of you who choose to arrive early or stay late, this room rate is available from Friday 4-26 through Friday 5-03 based on availability.  Make your hotel reservations NOW as they will go fast.  Our group code is A3S. Hotel reservations can be made by calling (850) 932-5331 or by clicking the following link:

Booking rooms and tickets for this reunion will be locked 30 days prior to the event. No last minute bookings!

Airport Transportation and Parking

Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is where you want to fly in to.  If you are not renting a vehicle, you will need to call Uber or Lyft to get to the hotel which is about a 20-25 mi

nuted drive.  The above room rate includes parking ($15 waived).

Safe travels and we’ll ……  see you in Pensacola in 2024!



A-3 Items to donate

Do you have A-3 Skywarrior associated items and material you wish to donate for future display and/or storage?  The Oakland Aviation Museum, California has agreed to host housing such artifacts.  Please contact the museum to discuss the nature of items you would like to send them before shipping at: (510) 638-7100

Mr. John Horton, Museum President
Mr. Ian Wright, Director of Operations

8252 Earhart Road
Oakland, CA 94621

CAPT Tom Maxwell has passed

Long time A-3 Association board member, CAPT Tom Maxwell has passed.  His long Naval career included being CO of VAQ-135 in A-3s, and then transitioning the squadron to EA-6Bs.  His career included Naval Attache for the Ambassador to Germany, working closely with NATO.  He died on August 31, 2022, surrounded by family.  His obituary can be found here: Obituary/MatthewTom-MaxwellIII