|From Cockpit to Orbit
A tribute to the late Senator John Glenn, this Aerocature, created for the John Glenn Squadron of the Marine Corps Aviation Association, highlights Senator Glenn's aviation career. Glenn flew 59 World War II combat missions in F4U Corsairs and 63 Korean War combat missions, initially in the F9F Panther. He then scored three MiG kills flying an Air Force F-86 Sabre. In July 1957, he flew a F8U-1P Crusader on the first supersonic flight across the United States. Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth, in Friendship 7 on 20 February 1962. More than 36 years later, Senator Glenn finally flew his second space mission, aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Orbiting the Earth from 29 October through 7 November 1998, the 77-year-old Glenn became the oldest astronaut to fly in space.
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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!