During the Cold War decades of the 1970s and 1980s, Soviet patrol and intelligence-gathering aircraft, such as the Tupolev Tu-95 Bear, shadowed U.S. aircraft carriers to learn as much as possible about U.S. operational capabilities and tactics. Here, F-14A Tomcats from VF-143, the World Famous Pukin' Dogs, operating from the USS Eisenhower (CVN-69), keep a close eye on a Russian intruder that has approached too close to the carrier air group.
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
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News & Updates:
- 1/1/18 - Happy New Year!
- 10/6/17 - The 2018 Aerocatures Calendar is here! Order yours today!
- 10/5/17 - Hank's artwork recently was featured on the program cover for the 2017 Tailhook Association Symposium. Check it out!
- 11/16/16 - Do you know someone who is in a "family way?" Are you expecting? Then you definitely need a copy of "Honey . . . We're Pregnant!" From Aerocatures creator Hank Caruso, this prenatal diary is a great way to become friends with your baby well before he or she enters the outside world. Check here for more information!