Wed, Dec 21, 2011
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.
The term "taildragger" has been firmly rooted in the aviation
lexicon for decades and is affectionately used as a positive
nickname by pilots and non-pilots alike to describe airplanes with
a tailwheel. For the uninitated, a taildragger is an airplane with
a tailwheel - the small wheel under the tail, rather than a under
the nose. It's a very minor physical difference, but oh what huge
differences this causes during takeoff, landing, and taxiing. Here
you'll find information about taildraggers, a memberm forum, info
for CFI's and much more.
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