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Chromakinetic Augmentation

December 2017




The Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak was developed to investigate the turbulent and unpredictable transonic environment just below the speed of sound. To make the Skystreak go faster, it was painted with brilliant gloss red paint. (The scientific principle by which red paint makes an airplane go faster is called "chromakinetic augmentation.") In this Aerocature™, the Skystreak is shown passing a smoke signal that marks the start of a speed record run.



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:
  • 10/6/17 - 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!



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    Updated Monday, 11 December 2017.
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