Member's "face portrait"
Hank Caruso's award-winning Aerocatures (tm) are among the most novel and distinctive images in aviation art today. Trained as both an artist and engineer, Hank's familiarity with aviation technology and aircraft operations enable him to convincingly show how flight crews feel about their aircraft and how the aircraft feel about themselves. His careful draftsmanship and attention to detail add a strong sense of realism to his dynamic portrayals of each aircraft's unique personality.
The credibility of Hank's aviation art is enhanced by his first-hand flying experiences as a backseater with Navy and Air Force operational, test, and training squadrons, including the Blue Angels, Top Gun, and the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. On 9 September 2006, the U.S. Navy designated Hank Caruso as Honorary Naval Aviator #27. Hank is an Artist Fellow in the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) and a regular contributor to the U.S. Air Force Art Program and Naval Aviation News. Many military aviation squadrons and civilian aerospace organizations have commissioned original Aerocatures (tm) for use as logos, VIP presentations, and limited-edition commemorative prints.