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
Suggestions for future Aero-Linx segments are always
welcome, as well.
Aero-Linx: The Moonlight Fund
for Kyle and Amanda
Kyle Franklin and Amanda Younkin Franklin, a much loved young
husband and wife wingwalking team, were seriously injured following
an accident at the Air Fiesta 2011 air show in Brownsville, Texas,
on March 12. Both received serious burn injuries when Kyle, who was
the pilot of the aircraft, performed a forced/emergency landing
following an engine failure in his highly-modified Waco biplane.
Kyle is in the process of recovering from his injuries... much of
which were received in an attempt to rescue Amanda. On May 27th,
Amanda's fight for life ended and the entire aviation world is
shocked to lose such a bright and vibrant presence.
The following is one of two funds established to help the
Franklin family deal with the extraordinary costs of Kyle's
recovery and Amanda's fight for life... We hope you'll contribute
-- please specify the Kyle & Amanda Franklin Fund. You can also
send a check to the Kyle & Amanda Franklin Fund, c/o The
Moonlight Fund, PO Box 1299, Bandera TX 78003. The Moonlight Fund
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides
24/7-assistance to burn survivors and their families in their hour