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.
Aero-Linx: Virtual Skies --
Aviation Communication Tutorial
Part of the NASA VIRTUAL SKIES site, this section will introduce
you to the International Phonetic Alphabet and "pilot-speak." You
will be able to find weather information from ATIS and EFAS
broadcasts while developing your flight plan. You will understand
what information from a flight plan is used on the flight tracking
strips that precede are aircraft's entrance into another sector or
airspace. You will be able to communicate using the language of
pilots and controllers.