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.
The America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race was founded by the
Balloon Fiesta in 1995 due to the vision and efforts of Mark
Sullivan, former Balloon Fiesta President and recipient of the
Montgolfier Diplome (one of ballooning's highest honors), who saw
the need for America to be identified with the world's most
prestigious ballooning sport. The America’s Challenge Gas
Balloon Race is modeled after the Coupe Aeronautique Gordon
Bennett, but it differs from the older event in allowing balloons
from all countries, without limits on the number of entries from
each. The team that travels the longest distance wins.