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Book Review
GHOSTS - 2011 The Great War
GHOSTS - 2011 The Great War, The Ultimate WWI Aviation Calendar
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Master Aviation Photographer Philip Makanna has a dream job -- going aloft to photograph some of the most extraordinary and exciting aircraft flying today. This he does to produce the GHOSTS series calenders of restored and replica WWI and WW2 aircraft. And he still does so, even after a crash in a T-6, from which he pulled the pilot from the burning wreck!

GHOSTS not only produces calenders, they also issue hardbound books, archival photographs, screensavers, and audio CDs of these aeronautical treasures.


Each calender includes 12 of these amazing photographs. This review is certainly a picture paints a thousand words review. Mr. Makanna's artistic ability and eye for aircraft are simply stunning. You do not get just an airplane profile with a sky background. These images put one in the cockpit.

In this 2011 issue, the aircraft featured are:
1. S.E.5a
2. Sopwith Camel
3. Fokker Dr.I Dreidekker
4. Sopwith Triplane
5. F.E.2B
6. Bristol F2B Fighter
7. BE.2f
8. Nieuport 11
9. Fokker D.VII
10. AVRO 504K
11. Albatross D.Va
12. BE.2c

One scene is a staged dogfight between an FE.2b and a Pfalz D.IIIa!

Highlights of the calender are:
Each month is suitable for framing.
Each page features a chronological history of the aviation events of WWI.
Silhouettes and data on the featured aircraft is included.
Large format 20 inches by 14 inches display opens to 20 inches by 28 inches.


I have never been disappointed with a GHOSTS calender. Daily they have brought great enjoyment and I certainly recommend them. At only $14.95 they are a steal!

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Highs: High quality large format photographs of WWI aircraft in flight.
Lows: Still looking...
Verdict: Outstanding product and value!
Percentage Rating
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: none
  Suggested Retail: $14.99
  Related Link: GHOSTS - WW2 Edition
  PUBLISHED: Jan 12, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United States

About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

Copyright 2020 text by Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


Beautiful shots...impressive. it certainly beats most calendars hands down.
JAN 13, 2011 - 02:00 AM
If only I used a non-electronic calendar.
JAN 13, 2011 - 10:28 AM

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