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June 2021

During World War II, Germany launched unmanned V-1 Buzz Bombs at British cities. Britain's first operational jet aircraft, the Gloster Meteor F 1, was one of the aircraft called in to defend against these attacks. On 4 August 1944, when one Meteor pilot's guns jammed, he tried a more creative approach to downing his target: he brought his Meteor's wing close to the V-1's wing and then sharply banked his aircraft. The air pressure from his wing rocked the V-1, upset its control gyro, and sent it crashing into the ground, resulting in the Meteor's first V-1 "kill." This technique avoided the danger of flying through the debris from an exploding missile after a "guns kill."

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:
  • 1/1/21 - Happy New Year!

  • 11/1/20 -

  • 10/15/20 - This year marks the 40th (!!!) consecutive year of publication for my Aerocatures™ Calendar. Thank you for all of your support over the years!

    2021's Aerocatures™ Calendar is now ready to fly! SHIPPING NOW!

    2021 Aerocatures™ Calendar 40th Anniversary!

  • 4/26/20

    Protect Yourself . . .
    Protect Others . . .
    Be patient!

    Thank you to everyone keeping us alive and as "normal" as we can be in these strange times!

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