Mon, May 07, 2012
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: Aviation Without Borders
Aviation Without Borders (AWB) is an exciting UK aviation charity dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance through aviation services irrespective of politics, religion, race or nationality. "The intention", explains one volunteer, "is not to sit idly by, but to act, and to do so not just for the success of the charity or our own satisfaction, but mostly to help others. The motivation comes from the heart."
Like no other UK aviation charity, Aviation Without Borders is unique in using the talents and skills of the aviation community, and beyond, in such a worthwhile humanitarian manner. Volunteers face many operating difficulties but the work is fascinating and rewarding for those involved. "Our aim is to try and combat misfortune and poverty in the world, but sometimes it feels like we are fighting The Hundred Years' War."
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