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Black Bags & Seagulls

August 2015




In 1914, Britain's Admiral Sir Frederick Inglefield proposed some novel approaches for submarine defense. One plan involved two-man teams patrolling the shoreline in motor launches. When they sighted a periscope, one man was to place a black bag over the periscope and the other was to shatter the glass with a hammer. Even more bizarre was an attempt to train seagulls to defecate on periscopes, thereby obscuring the sub's vision. A "training camp" was briefly--and presumably unsuccessfully--operated at Poole Harbor in Dorset. (This Aerocature™ was created for Naval Institute Proceedings, July 2001.)

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 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.




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    Updated Saturday, 1 August 2015.

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