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Thu, Jun 04, 2009

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.04.09)

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: Flying Machines

Everyone knows about the Wright Brothers exceptionally good day at Kitty Hawk in 1903, but man has wanted to fly pretty much since he first looked up at the birds.  While the "Doing Da Vinci" team is unlikely to be able to build a working Ornithopter, men and women had been trying find ways to achieve that birds-eye view for hundreds of years … some with more success than others.  "Flying Machines" gives those of us who love flying a chance to follow the creative process of some of those who got it (mostly) wrong before the Wrights got it right.

FMI: www.flyingmachines.org/

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