The newest Navy aircraft carriers will no longer launch
their aircraft with steam catapults. Instead, they will hurl their
aircraft into the air with the General Atomics ElectroMagnetic Aircraft
Launch System (EMALS). The system uses a 100,000-hp electric motor
combined with computer-controlled power conversion and control elements.
This Aerocature features the first F/A-18E Super Hornet EMALS launch
from Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, New Jersey. (From the
private collection of Daniel "Butters" Radocaj.)
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:
- 12/16/14: Please note that, at this time, ForeFeathers
Enterprises does not accept orders via phone or online. Please use our
online order form or see our
ordering information page for details. We
apologize for any inconvenience.
On a higher note, there are two new Aerocatures prints available:
"Red River Raiders" and "Raven Thunder!" Check out our pricelist
for more information!
- 12/2/14: The 2015 Aerocatures(tm) Calendar is now available!
Oh, and for the first time ever, the entire calendar is in glorious full
color! Click the picture for more details...
- 11/30/14: The 2015 Aerocatures(tm) Calendar is at the
printers now and will be available very shortly for ordering! Oh, and
stay tuned for news about a major change to this year's
- 8/17/14: Hank Caruso was on-hand on the USS Theodore Roosevelt for
history in the making! The US Navy's X-47 UCAS, nicknamed "Iron Raven," underwent its first
fleet integration tests. Read more about the historic day here.