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Sun, Jul 15, 2012

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.15.12)

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: Hang Gliding in Amarillo, TX

Have you ever dreamed that you were flying? Well, think about how it would be to run off a hill and then all of a sudden you began flying through the air. That is what it is like to hang glide. In Amarillo, there aren't very many hills, so another method they use to hang glide is to tow the person and their hang glider up into the air. To accomplish this, they use a specially designed vehicle to tow the hang glider up as high as 2400 feet into the air. Once the rope is released from the hang glider, the pilot can "catch" a thermal and continue to climb up higher into the sky.

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