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Sat, Apr 14, 2012

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.14.12)

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: The Air Rescue Museum 

In case you missed it in the FMI link yesterday, The Air Rescue Museum is a non-profit organization whose stated  purpose is to educate the public regarding the history of, and contributions to our nation and the world by, the United States Air Force Air Rescue Service. The group's objectives and activities focus in two main areas: The collection, restoration, and exhibition of aircraft, equipment, and other items of interest associated with the USAF Air Rescue Service. Our HU-16 Albatross is under restoration to become a flying museum; and collection of motion picture material, usually after conversion to DVD or VHS media, for distribution of copies to the public.

They are also working to fully restore to flying condition a Grumman Albatross as an Air Rescue Service aircraft, and take it to airshows around the country.

FMI: http://airrescuemuseum.org/index.html

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