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.
Our goal is to preserve and protect Texas airports and to advance public understanding of general aviation to the citizens of Texas. In 1999, Texas pilots were stunned with the loss of a convenient and close in airport in our capital city. One or our earliest and most celebrated airports, Robert Mueller, was closed and a fancier and much less accessible airport was substituted. It seemed to the local general aviation sector that they were ignored, hassled and shuffled off into second class citizenship. The perception of the value of Business Aviation and General Aviation needs to be corrected. This can only be accomplished through a unified, statewide voice. TXAA was organized to be that unifying advocacy voice through education of the aviation sector, local and state government officials, and the communities that are served by business and personal transportation use of their local airports.