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.
"From their headsets to you" the website says. This site offers
anyone with an internet connection the ability to listen in on
conversations between controllers and pilots at some of the world's
busines airports, and some local towers as well. The site made news
this week for the transcript of a recording of a child that was
allowed to talk to pilots during a "take your kids to work" day at
JFK, which has landed a controller and a supervisor in hot water.
That not withstanding, it can certainly be instructive to hear how
communications happen at airports large and small.