Sun, Sep 17, 2006
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.
Recently, 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: Faulkes Flying Foundation
Similar to our Young Eagles, Faulkes Flying Foundation, located
in the United Kingdom, uses low cost glider flights to give
youngsters the chance to experience the wonders of flight and
encourage their curiosity about aviation for a career. Several
different "programs" are available beyond the initial "Taster"
flight. For those who wish to continue training. A short
introduction to the sport of gliding is included on the site.
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