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.
Flying used to fire the imagination in a major way and heroes
were made of this. Those early pilots were unmistakably remarkable
people, did not one but several remarkable things, and best of all,
they wrote about it. Then, in the age of rockets, they became
suddenly out-dated, archaic, forgotten. Their dusty biographies,
leftovers from another era's enthusiasm, paint a wonderful picture
of pre-fifties flying and living! The quotes and scraps of stories
here are a personal selection from these texts.