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.
While Nexrad and Nowrad are becoming more common in aircraft
cockpits, many airplanes still carry radar equipment on board.
Here's a site explaining how airborne weather radar works, from the
basics of radar technology to the nitty-gritty of how the data is
processed and displayed. It's as much information about the
technology as most pilots will ever need to know.