Popular calendar title | Features the heroes of the sky from WWII | Printed on high-quality paper | Features full-color images throughout
The FORTIETH EDITION of the Ultimate Aviation Calendar. 12 magnificent AIR-TO-AIR Color Photographs of the combat aircraft World War II by Master Aviation Photographer Philip Makanna. Each month is suitable for framing. Includes our unique chronological history of the aviation events of WWII plus specifications and silhouettes of each aircraft. This calendar is perfect as décor in your home, kitchen, or office and easily helps to keep track of important dates, contacts, and other events at a glance. Each calendar month is easy to glance at and see what responsibilities you have coming up, so make sure you stay organized through the year! Personalization is easy with different colors for appointments and trips, add stickers or stickie notes for a quick reference, or create your own system of symbols and abbreviations. A must have for any fan of military history.
- Popular calendar title!
- Features the heroes of the sky from WWII
- Printed on high-quality paper
- Features full-color images throughout
- Includes all major and significant holidays
- Artwork from photographer Philip Makanna
- Give as a gift for any warbird enthusiast
- Stay organized and on track all year
- Perfect for the home or office
- Also available featuring Ghosts of the Great War
"Excellent calendar, big and full color. Husband loves it. Great for the WW2 or plane buff. Bought one for my son and uncle too, they love 'em!" -Ali
"This is always a hit with my husband. Its a gift every year (so he expects it!). and he hangs it in the garage (his man den). The composition of the photos and the various planes featured each year are excellent. Goes fast in stores so I now buy it online." -Anonymous
The first GHOSTS calendar comprised of Phillip Makanna's genre-defining aerial photography was published by Philip and his wife Jeanie in 1980, and the pair have kept the tradition alive year after year.
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Philip Makanna's fascination with aviation began as a young boy growing up on Long Island, miles from the Grumman factory. The Wildcats and Hellcats that passed overhead during his youth left an indelible impression, and even after moving to California to pursue a career as a fine arts painter, sculptor, professor, and filmmaker, Makanna found himself reliving childhood dreams as he was sent to cover the Reno Air Races in 1974. It was his photographs of the classic WWII aircraft flying overhead during the mid-race displays that landed a book deal, and would later bring him to South Texas to the vast collection of the CAF and Colonel Lloyd P. Nolen. The first GHOSTS calendar comprised of Makanna's genre-defining aerial photography was published by Philip and his wife Jeanie in 1980, and the pair have kept the tradition alive with the 2015 calendar marking the 35th edition of the now world-renowned GHOSTS calendar. The hunt for aircraft to photograph has brought Makanna to all reaches of the United States and abroad, regularly making trips to document the great collections of airplanes in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. A recent increase in aircraft from the First World War have taken to the air once more due to the untiring restoration efforts of a small group of collectors, opening Makanna to an entirely new range of subjects to photograph. With each year comes a stronger GHOSTS calendar, as the world's greatest aviation photographer continues to hone what has truly become his life's work.