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Sun, May 01, 2011

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.01.11)

Aero-Linx!

Scouring the information super airways can sometimes be a tough, if educational, task for the Aero-News staff... but it also allows us to check out some truly neat and exciting sites, so it's not that bad a gig. On any given day, we may check dozens (and often hundreds) of different sources for story ideas, and facts confirmation. And, as is the nature of our business, much of this is done on the Internet.

The ANN gang decided we probably shouldn't keep some of the neat sites, info resources, and organizations we've discovered to ourselves... so we decided to bring you Aero-Linx. These are the sites that WE check out -- when we need added perspective, a new spin on a day's topic... or just want to escape into cyber-aero-space for awhile.

Look for some of our favorite sites, coming each day to ANN via Aero-Linx. Suggestions for future Aero-Linx segments are always welcome, as well.

Aero-Linx: Soaring Safety Foundation

The major goals of the Soaring Safety Foundation include:

  • Reducing the accident rate in soaring
  • Increasing pilot awareness of soaring safety issues
  • Disseminating training information and material

This site is an important component of that mandate and consists of two broad categories:

  1. Education Opportunities:
    Flying gliders is a life-long learning activity. This site provides the pilot (student to instructor) with access to training material and computer aided training courses to encourage this behavior
  2. Safety Information:
    The dynamic nature of our sport means that new safety bulletins, notices, and regulatory changes occur on a regular basis. This site provides pilots with access to important safety material.
FMI: www.soaringsafety.org

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