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: Glenn Curtiss, Father of Naval Aviation
Aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss is known as the father of
naval aviation. Among many other important aviation
accomplishments, Curtiss was responsible for the first aircraft to
take off from and land on the decks of ships at sea. This web site
was created by the Glenn Curtiss Historical Society and is based
primarily on the writings and photographs of John H. Whitney.
Whitney worked as personal secretary and photographer to Curtiss
during some of his most important aircraft development work,
including the development of naval aviation.