Fri, Jun 08, 2012
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: Tennessee Museum Of Aviation
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation opened in mid-December 2001. The 50,000 sq. ft. facility is located right beside the 5,500 ft. runway at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT). This unique location makes bringing aviation history to life possible, as airworthy vintage aircraft are sometimes seen performing flight demonstrations. Docents are available to assist visitors as they leisurely walk through our 35,000 sq. ft. hangar. Visitors have the opportunity to observe magnificently restored Warbirds; walk down engine row; and take a glimpse at future projects waiting for restoration. The museum is essentially a living museum, therefore exhibits and aircraft frequently change.
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