Phil Makanna is one of the world’s premier aviation photographers based in San Francisco, USA. Phil has been photographing aircraft around the world for around 30 years now, and focuses his lens on World War I and World War II airplanes. Phil fulfilled a boyhood dream by introducing the worlds first large format aviation calendar in the early 1980s and since that time has built GHOSTS into the worlds most desirable brand of vintage aircraft photos. Each month features a different aircraft and includes notable dates and events in history.
GHOSTS has recently released two new calendars for 2008, ‘GHOSTS – 2008; The Great War’ and ‘GHOSTS – 2008; A Time Remembered’. Three of the Museum’s aircraft are featured in GHOSTS; A Time Remembered, they are the Gloster Meteor, Lockheed Hudson and CAC Boomerang, which Phil shot back in March 2006. It is quite obvious from the photos, particularly the picture featuring the Boomerang, just how parched the Australian landscape was during this drought-stricken time.
Phil was asked of his thoughts of photographing aircraft in Temora and he said, “My days at Temora have been unforgettable… your aircraft are among the most unique and best maintained in the world. I look forward to our next moments in the air together.”
Every month of GHOSTS features a magnificent colour photograph, which are suitable for framing. Each page of the calendar is 50 x 35 cm and opens to 50 x 71cm. You can purchase a GHOSTS 2008 calendar from the Museum Gift Shop. Or phone the Museum for your copy: 02 69771088