Hank Caruso's AEROCATURES™
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Hank Caruso is Honorary Naval Aviator #27!

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December 2022

Every military aviator faces the prospect of encountering life-threatening situations at some time in his or her flying career. To survive these potentially dire events, aviators rely on a combination of specially designed survival clothing and equipment combined with realistic training exercises. Created for the Society of United States Naval Aerospace and Operational Physiologists, this Aerocature(tm) highlights some of the training events to which aviators are exposed.

At far left, our aviator is exposed to hypoxic conditions to learn to recognize the lack of focus and disorientation that comes with oxygen deprivation. At upper left, he is "shot up the rails" of an ejection seat trainer to learn the proper head and body position needed to survive the ejection forces. At upper right, she dangles from a parachute harness to practice controlling the direction of descent and to learn to anticipate the approach of the ground. On the far right, aviators learn to successfully emerge from a submerged helicopter fuselage in a dunk tank.

The result is an aviator that is as prepared as possible to survive when the unthinkable becomes the unavoidable.

Note: Each month a different image from the current calendar year is featured here. To avoid the gnawing 12-month period of suspense to see all 12 pieces (along with lots of aviation anniversaries (When did the first pig fly?), incredible trivia (What is Godzilla's "birthday"?), and outrageous quotes from people that should know better) place your order for the Aerocatures™ Calendar now!

News & Updates:
  • 10/18/22 - It's almost next year! Order your 2023 Aerocatures™ Calendar today...

  • Do you have your copy of Hank Caruso's new book, Naval Aviation in the Third Dimension yet?! Click the image for more information. Available only through the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum's (PRNAM) Flightline Gift Shop. Learn more...!

    All of the sales proceeds from this book go towards supporting PRNAM's preservation and educational programs.

  • 5/19/22 - The 2022 Aerocatures™ Calendar is sold out, but it is now an AWARD-WINNING sold-out calendar! The Calendar Marketing Association has awarded the 2022 Aerocatures™ calendar its Silver Award for Most Original Calendar (wall, retail category) in this year's National Calendar Awards competition.

  • 4/3/22 - On 3 April, Hank Caruso's new book, Naval Aviation in the Third Dimension, went on sale exclusively at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum's (PRNAM) Flightline Gift Shop. Learn more...!

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