Mon, Oct 23, 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.
Today we take a look at Voyager, the Rutan designed aircraft
that broke one of the last aviation record barriers, circumnavigate
the globe, non-stop, without refueling. The crew of two, Jeana
Yeager and Dick Rutan were aloft just over 216 hours. Many books
are available about the flight but the internet yields a plethora
of free info on the duo and their flight.
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