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Wed, Oct 17, 2007

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.17.07)

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: First Flight Society

One of the most important times of the year for the First Flight Society is December 17th when they commemorate and celebrate the historic achievement of the first powered flight. The Society annually marks this event on the grounds of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, maintained by the National Park Service in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The day's activities include a ceremony at the Memorial, the induction of a major figure in aviation into the Society's Shrine, a thrilling fly-over of civilian, military and historic aircraft, and an annual luncheon and formal Ball. This annual celebration is a joint effort of the First Flight Society, the National Park Service, the military and many other participants.

FMI: www.firstflight.org/

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