It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s the iconic fighter jet ‘Seahawk’

It's the Tukwila museum's way of celebrating what it calls the "extraordinary events" that will happen on Feb. 1 – Super Bowl Sunday – in Glendale, Ariz.

Seattle Seahawks fans admire the Douglas A-4F Skyhawk at The Museum of Flight. The plane will be dubbed A-4F Seahawk for one day: Feb. 1

Just for a day, the Museum of Flight’s “Skyhawk” will morph into “Seahawk.”

It’s the Tukwila museum’s way of celebrating what it calls the “extraordinary events” that will happen on Feb. 1 – Super Bowl Sunday – in Glendale, Ariz.

But the renaming on the museum’s iconic fighter jet aircraft – Douglas A-4F “Skyhawk” – is for Sunday only.

“We wouldn’t normally engage in such activities but, given the circumstances, we have decided to change the popular name for our Douglas A-4F “Skyhawk” – resplendent, incidentally, in deep blue Blue Angels colors – to Douglas A-4F “Seahawk” for the entire day of the forthcoming Super Bowl. We are also considering assigning a temporary line number of “12” the aircraft as well,” said Museum of Flight Curator Dan Hagedorn.

The world-renowned aviation historian included his insights about this notorious fighter/bomber jet: “As many who have crewed on the aircraft can attest, it was a real fast-mover and a genuine boomer,” he said.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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