FOREFEATHERS™ and
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  • 12/2/14: The 2014 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 2014 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 calendar...!

  • 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.


  • 1/1/14: - UPDATE: All of the 2014 calendar orders received before the New Year have been processed and are in the mail! Thank you for all of your support in 2013! Happy New Year!

  • 12/21/13: - The illustrations and layout are finally done and the 2014 Aerocatures™ Calendar is now at the printer! Barring the unforeseen, the calendars should be ready for shipping Christmas week. To all of you that have already ordered the calendar, we will expedite those orders as much as we can. Thanks so much for your patience!



  • 10/13/13: - Hank Caruso will be part of an artist signing at Mattedi Gallery in St. Mary's County, MD. If you're in the area, please stop by!



  • 10/13/13: Creation of the new 2014 Aerocatures™ Calendar is in full swing! Check out the link below for more information!



  • 10/7/13: NOTECARD PRICE REDUCTION!

    Aerocatures™ Notecards have been reduced in price. They are 5x7 and suitable for many applications! Find out more here.

  • 1/3/13: Hank Caruso's recent article "Lies My Cilia Told Me: A Spatial Disorientation Primer," along with accompanying Aerocatures™ are featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Naval Aviation News! Click the image below to read the article.



  • 11/19/12: The 2013 Aerocatures™ Calendar will be available early December 2012, in time for the holidays!



  • 11/14/12:


    We're sorry if you couldn't make it to the Mattedi Gallery signing event on October 19th, but you can visit them to see a huge selection of framed, matted, and unadorned Hank Caruso Aerocatures (tm), including two new color prints:


    "Grizzly Consequences"
    A portrait of the Navy's new electronic attack aircraft, the EA-18G Growler.



    "A Future of Past Greatness"

    A commemoration of the incredible Space Shuttle program and it's final return to Earth.


  • 10/17/12: Yes, there is a 2013 Aerocatures™ Calendar in the works. The 2013 cover features renowned aviator Bob Hoover and his Shrike Commander performing his legendary dead-stick landing. Stay tuned for more details. (The good news, the price will stay the same at $15 each.)



  • 10/19/12:


    Meet Hank Caruso this Friday, October 19, from 5 to 8 PM at Mattedi Gallery, located in Wildewood Plaza, California, MD. Highlighting this event will be the first public availability of two new Aerocature™ prints:


    "Grizzly Consequences"
    A portrait of the Navy's new electronic attack aircraft, the EA-18G Growler.



    "A Future of Past Greatness"

    A commemoration of the incredible Space Shuttle program and it's final return to Earth.


    Refreshments will be available and a free color Aerocature™ print will be given away to each guest (while supplies last). See you there!

  • 10/17/12: Yes, there is a 2013 Aerocatures™ Calendar in the works. The 2013 cover features renowned aviator Bob Hoover and his Shrike Commander performing his legendary dead-stick landing. Stay tuned for more details. (The good news, the price will stay the same at $15 each.)



  • 12/28/11: The 2012 Aerocatures™ Calendar is now shipping! All orders received on or before 28 December are now in the mail and on their way. New orders will be processed as quickly as possible. Thanks in advance for your continued support in the New Year!

  • 12/12/11: The 2012 Aerocatures™ Calendar is nearing completion! Learn more here and place your order now!

  • 12/2/10: Calendar Update - Many of you have asked if there will be an Aerocatures Calendar for 2011. The answer is 'yes' and it is in the works as we speak. Click here for a description and here for an order form. If the drawing gods are with us, the calendar should be available in the first half of December. (Hank is drawing as fast as he can!)

  • 12/1/10: New Color Print is now available, featuring the T-45 Goshawk slinging bombs at a desert target during a training mission. Click here to see this print. Click here for a downloadable order form.

  • 1/2/10: Happy New Year from all of us here at ForeFeathers™ Enterprises. We are truly sorry for the delay in shipping the 2010 edition of the Aerocatures™ Calendar and sincerely appreciate your patience. The calendars are now in hand and have been shipped for all of the orders received to date. Hank says, "I'm really pleased with this year's collection of Aerocatures™. I think that this is one of the best, if not the best, calendar I've produced to date." We hope that you enjoy it!

  • 12/8/09: The 2010 Aerocatures™ Calendar is currently in the final production stages! The 29th edition of our annual calendar will be for the holidays really, really soon! We appreciate your patience!

  • 3/1/09: Two new prints are available from ForeFeathers™! Please click the images below for details.

    "Millennium Marines and Their Flying Machines"


    "Valhalla Bound" (S-3 Retirement)


  • 1/1/09: Happy New Year from ForeFeathers™ Enterprises!

  • 10/28/08: The 2009 Aerocatures™ Calendar is in the works! Click here to get a sneak peek!

  • 10/27/08: Hank Caruso's Aerocatures™ are featured in a new book by The Society of Experimental Test Pilots Foundation chronicling the development of unique test & experimental aircraft and testing techniques. Click here for more information!

  • 5/27/08: Our color catalog is now available for download as a "zipped" .pdf file! Click below to download the .zip file (approx. 2.5 MB):

    Aerocatures Catalog PDFs

  • 4/1/08: Hank Caruso's Aerocatures™ featured on This Week @ NASA!

    As part of the 50th anniversary of US manned space flight, NASA interviewed Hank Caruso for a feature highlighting Hank's Aerocature's. In particular, the interview describes Hank's safety artwork created for the Dryden Flight Research Center in California. To view the interview, click here and select "View Now."

  • 1/20/08: Attention Maryland Residents: Note that, as of the beginning of the year, the state sales tax has been raised to 6%. The new rate is reflected in the downloadable order form.


  • 1/20/08: The 2008 Aerocatures Calendars are still available, but they are going fast! Don't procrastinate and miss out.


  • 12/1/07: The 2008 Aerocatures™ calendar is here!

  • 10/1/07: Now in its 27th year, we are proud to announce that the 2008 Aerocatures™ calendar will be available late fall 2007, just in time for the holidays. Sneak a preview of the '08 calendar here!

  • 10/1/07: Please note that the "Phamily Portrait" color print is now sold out!

  • 8/12/07: Please note that the Seabirds book and the 2007 Aerocatures™ Calendar are now SOLD OUT!

  • 4/22/07: Color 13"x16" prints of "How Do You Like Me Now?" (April '07 Calendar Image) featuring electronic warfare aircraft over Deception Pass, Washington are available through the Prowler Roost of the Association of Old Crows. To view a reduced size image of the print, click here. To purchase a print, contact Sam Calabrese at scalabrese@whidbeyroost.org (360-257-1251). (Please note that ForeFeathers Enterprises is not marketing these prints. All contacts regarding this print must be made with the Prowler Roost directly.)

  • 1/1/07 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • 12/7/06: Where's My Calendar? Some of you have contacted us wondering why you haven't received your calendar yet. The art is done, the layout is done, but there have been some unexpected production delays at the printer this year. The bottom line is, your calendar order will be shipped via First Class/Priority Mail next week. This is later than we wanted to have them to you, but still in time for Christmas. Each calendar will be personally signed. Thanks for your understanding, patience, and continued support!

  • 9/29/06: 27th Anniversary Aerocatures Collector's for 2007 announced. Click here for images and more information.

  • 9/23/06: The F-14 Tomcat will fly no more from the decks of US Navy carriers. But Hank Caruso's new Tomcat farewell commemorative print, "Still the Baddest Cat at the Merge!" helps to perpetuate this awesome fighter's mythic legend. See more details here.



  • 9/9/06: At the recent Tailhook Symposium, it was announced that the Secretary of the Navy has designated Hank Caruso as Honorary Naval Aviator #27! What does this mean? Click here to find out!

  • 9/10/05: At the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) annual symposium, Hank Caruso's original Aerocature "The Ri-i-i-ght Stuff!" depicting the X-15 being dropped from its NB-52A mother ship, was presented to astronaut Neil Armstrong.



  • 1/10/06: We discovered a very small cache of Hank Caruso's 2001 and 2003 Aerocatures™ Calendar. These calendars will be sold on a first come, first served basis. The price is $7 each + $3 S&H. Please use the printable order form with your selection entered to order.

  • 1/1/06: HAPPY NEW YEAR from everyone at ForeFeathers™ Enterprises!

    P.S. - Do you have your '06 Aerocatures™ Calendar yet?!

  • 11/14/05: Aerocatures.com is back up and running after an unexpected technical hiccup while switching web hosting companies. We apologize for any incovenience this may have caused and look forward to hearing from you this holiday season.

    Please note: The 2006 Aerocatures™ Calendar will be available during the first week of December, however, the contents list has changed. Please review the Current Calendar Page before ordering to make sure your favorites are still included!

  • 9/9/05: Hank Caruso's 25th annual Aerocatures™ Calendar is on its downwind leg! Learn more here.

  • 1/3/05: New Release! "Junkyard Hawg" by Hank Caruso

    The legendary A-10 Warthog, weapon system of choice for combat traffic control and self-expression surveys its handiwork.



  • 1/2/05: GOING FAST...! Place your order for the 2005 Aerocatures™ Calendar now while supplies last. Click to learn more.



  • 1/1/05: HAPPY NEW YEAR from Beaque de Ville and everyone at ForeFeathers Enterprises™!

  • 12/3/04: Please note: The "Rhinoprints" black & white print set is now SOLD OUT. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • 10/15/04: Almost there! Looking for the perfect gift for the aviator in your life? The 2005 Aerocatures™ Calendar is in the final phases of production and will be available in late fall 2004. Click on the image below to learn more and to place your order now!



  • 8/10/04: Price Cut! The 2004 Aerocatures™ Calendar is now $10!

  • 2/15/04: The "Eagleprints" black & white print set is now sold out.

  • 1/19/04: Brand new! "Caught in the Rigging" features a P-3C Orion on a night mission patrolling for bad-guy vessels. ("Rigging" is the term for the close-in surveillance pattern the aircraft flies around all sides of a suspect vessel.)



    The print is 11"x14", printed on 80# cover stock. Each print is $25 + shipping. To order, click here.

  • 1/19/04: Congratulations to Patty Wagstaff on her well-deserved induction into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Patty will be enshrined in the NAHF in July 2004, along with Apollo astronaut William Anders, the first American woman pilot Harriet Quimby, and X-1 project flight test engineer Jack Ridley.

  • 12/3/03: NEWS FLASH!! The calendar is now at the printer! For those of you who have already ordered and are waiting patiently, the calendars will be shipped during the week of December 7.

  • 11/25/03: Important update regarding the contents of the 2004 Aerocatures™ Calendar! You know that part of the fine print where it says "Some subjects may change?" Well, they've changed. Please note the new subjects listed below (for a full contents listing, click here). Our apologies for adding stress to your day:

    • "C-119 cargo Drop" is now "NASA F-5E Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration (New)"
    • "Marine Corps Jets in Vietnam" is now "EA-6B Prowler goes feet dry with HARM missile (New)"

    Lastly, the calendar will be available real soon, but don't rush the artist . . . he panics easily!

  • 11/24/03: Please note that the 2003 Aerocatures™ Calendar is now SOLD OUT.

  • 11/4/03: "This year, I'm privileged to have Patty Wagstaff's OK to use her Extra 300S on the cover of the 2004 Aerocatures™ Calendar. One of the world's top aerobatic pilots, Patty's incredibly dynamic and disorienting (for the majority of us ground-based mortals) performances have become a much-anticipated highlight of many an airshow. This Aerocature™, 'A Cut Above the Rest,' shows her incredible inverted ribbon cut, accentuated by her trademark negative-G hair, and appropriate reactions from her 'pole crew.'"

    --Hank Caruso

  • 8/4/03: Go behind the scenes of this month's Aerocature™, "Nukin' Nevada," from our calendar to see how the original sketch evolved into the finished picture! Includes artist's comments.

  • 8/1/03: Finally, a new print from ForeFeathers™ Enterprises! "Beware the Gator's Teeth" is a portrait of Marine Corps Aviation and is now available for order.



    See the new print here!

  • 2/23/03: The 1994 Aerocatures™ Calendar is now sold out.

  • 2/20/03: The color print "Pardon My Intrusion" is now sold out.

  • 2/2/03: It is difficult for us to grasp or appreciate what has happened in the wake of the Columbia tragedy. To say simply that the seven astronauts were brave really misses the more important truth. They were thoroughly committed to the concept, the value, and the excitement of their mission. Our world is diminished each time remarkable people such as these are taken from us. Once more we are unequivocally reminded of the risks that go with trying to achieve our ambitions and how our mortality makes these quests even more precious. May God speed the souls of the Columbia Seven.

    --Hank Caruso

  • 2/1/03: We are proud to unveil our newly redesigned Home Page and hope you benefit from the new design. Also new is the introduction of our News & Updates section. Here we will be able to provide you with at-a-glance knowledge regarding any new items that have been added as well as other important information such as price changes and items that may now be sold out. Recent updates will be posted here on the Home Page while all past items (as well as items requiring more space) will be logged on the News page accessible from above.

    We hope that you find these new changes beneficial!

  • 1/29/03: Make sure you check out the newly renovated Merchandise & Apparel Section!

  • 1/28/03: NEW! Aerocatures™ are now on note cards! The perfect communications medium for the Naval Aviator or patriot-at-large. Two designs are available: "Guardian Eagle" represents the fierce pride and resolve that characterizes our fighting forces and our country. "United We Slam!", first seen at the 2002 Tailhook Symposium, salutes the spirit and dedication of US carrier aviators and crews.

         
    For more details, click on the images.


    Please note: The EA-6B Mini-Print "Trons 'R' Us" is now sold out.

  • 1/1/03: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • 12/15/02: The 2003 Aerocatures™ Calendar is now shipping! The calendar page also features a special behind-the-scenes look at how the cover art for this year's calendar is created along with commentary from the artist!

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