Hey, Who are you guys?
ANN is, first and foremost, the work of some dedicated folks who
have put their hearts (and souls) into promoting and protecting the
aviation community. Born out of the blood, sweat, and tears of many
hard years of aviation journalism, ANN was designed to take the
vital and much-needed next step in the evolution of information
sharing about and within the aerospace world.
ANN is the brainchild of US Aviator magazine Publisher and
Aviation Safety Advocate Jim Campbell, whose brave efforts to bring
constructive and honest information to the aviation industry are
well-known—for all kinds of reasons. The aviation industry
often seems to bury its head in the sand when it comes to the
threats and dangers that threaten to destroy the people, programs
and products that populate it. For some 12 years, Campbell and his
valiant little magazine told the world of aviation what no one else
dared to... namely that there were products and manufacturers out
there who did not tell the truth or were actually dangerous, and
that many of the entities that we had learned to trust as Aviators,
especially the FAA, simply could not be trusted. That proud little
magazine fought many battles, and in fact, never actually lost a
single fight (but, boy... did it get its nose bloodied a few
times...). But, it paid a helluva cost.
Yes, it was a great fight… but a flawed one. The new
reality of near-instant information and the critical nature of the
data that Campbell and his partners could provide, demanded
something better and more immediate in order that their work have
the greatest impact. Campbell’s burgeoning realization
indicated that it was getting rather fruitless to kill new trees
with old news, and it was time for those speedy little electrons to
do their stuff.
Together; with some of the best folks he’s ever worked
with, ANN is blazing a NEW trail and doing what this aero-business
has never seen before.
ANN means Real-Time Aviation News, valuable columns, features
and event coverage, weather, classifieds, aero-marketing resources,
discussion boards… and much, much more.
There are no shrinking violets here... we've all had our noses
bloodied, we've had our faces rubbed in the mud for trying to do
the right thing (and not always succeeding), we’ve gotten
pummeled for sticking up for people who may not have been able to
stick up for themselves and we’ve had to face down folks who
have broken every rule in the book, moral, ethical, and legal, to
keep us from trying to protect our brethren. We’ve learned a
lot the hard way… and not a single one of us have ever
backed down, no matter how tough the risks we faced. We are not
bashful, we are not shy, and we promise you that the courage and
bravery we see all around us in those who fight for their love of
aviation and the safety of their fellow Aviators, will not be lost
upon us, but will guide us in everything we do.
So… who are we?
We are the Aero-News Network: An Online Daily Aviation Aerospace
News Resource. We have a strong commitment to safety, consumer
activism, Aero-education, and Aero-entertainment (let's face it,
the main reason most of us come to aviation is because it is a lot
of fun and we dare not forget that no matter how serious the
subject matter may be). ANN will be, at first, what we make it, but
ultimately it will be what YOU make it. We implore you all to
demand the very best of us, to offer your suggestions, questions,
criticism, and News-Spy Tips... and to participate fully in every
aspect of ANN's growth and posture. We ask you to be highly
critical of us, and to take your time to point out what we're doing
wrong or not doing at all, and what you think we need to be
addressing. So… that in the long run, when people ask who
those ANN guys are; that, in addition to folks like Jim
Campbell, Paul Plack and many other talented fly-writers
and photographers, that YOUR names, wishes and concerns will be a
big part of it as well.
How do I find an older news story?
Simple. Use the SEARCH button. You can search by date, subject,
words, keywords, topics, you name it.
I just saw something about aviation on the news... how do I
make sure you have the story?
Send email RIGHT NOW to firstname.lastname@example.org or
click the SEND A NEWS TIP button on the left side of the ANN
MasterPage Frame and tell us as much as you can so that we can
track the story down in case we're not already on it.
What else do you have at ANN besides News?
A lot. We have Pilot reports, classified ads, feature stories,
surveys, discussion forums, weather, databases, flight test
reports, Aero-Consumer Advisories, and LOTS more.
How do I advertise?
Send an e-mail to email@example.com or
click HERE for more
information... we'll do the rest. We make marketing on ANN easy...
Who pays for Aero-News?
Mostly our sponsors (some really cool folks--honest!), though
you can help support ANN by using our deluxe paid classified
services (the basic services are still FREE, though), buying
merchandise through our store, and making sure that aviation
business throughout the world know that YOU trust the Aero-News
Network and ANN's marketing partners.
How do I comment on a particular story?
Just click on the comment button at the end of many stories and
or click on the Letters to the Editor button (on
the left side of the screen under the "News" heading) have at it.
We want to hear what YOU think... so does the rest of ANN!
How do I get my E-Vent listed in your Event Calendar?
Click on the E-Vent button on the left side of the ANN
MasterPage frame and follow the directions!
How can I write for ANN?
Be advised we ascribe to some very high standards for our
publications and expect you to do the same. At the same time, we
welcome EVERYONE to take a shot at working with us; and we are
willing to put in serious effort into developing new talent for the
benefit of future ANN readers. If you have a story idea you wish to
submit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I register to use ALL of ANN's services?
Oh good, an EASY question. Just click "My Account" on the left
side of the ANN MasterPage Frame and we'll set you right up.
Why should I register, anyway?
Because we asked you nicely... isn't that enough? Let me
explain: we need lots of information to keep finessing ANN into a
service that caters more and more to your needs. YOUR registration
and information (which we keep private) help us do that. The more
you tell us, the more you work with us, the more we can do for YOU.
So, go register... OK?
Where can I buy ANN merchandize?
So glad you asked... Just click on the Aero-Shop Online button
on the left side of the ANN MasterPage frame and we'll set you
Can I reprint ANN articles in on my web site or elsewhere?
First off... THANK YOU for asking before doing it! By and large,
we're really cool about such things so long as you DO NOT modify or
edit the article and so long as you send an e-mail to email@example.com,
outlining where you want to reprint the article and such... we'll
get back to you right away with permission so long as the use meets
our "acceptable use" policy. PLEASE wait for permission before
How do I submit a Press release on my new Whizbang Snotblaster
EASY! Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and
BE SURE to send as much info as you can along with good photos and
contact information so that we can get back to you for follow, if
necessary. It is MUCH better to send us too much data than to send
us too little. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive grasp and
coverage of important news items... and if we can't get out good
solid data, we're NOT likely to publish it.
IS ANN available in other languages besides English?
We publish ANN in English... but there are MANY excellent web
translation utilities out in the cyber-world, though we hear that
we read particularly well in the original Klingon version...
Why don't you do stories on... (favorite subject here)
We cover the ENTIRE world of aviation and aerospace... BUT if
you think there's something we're missing, RUN (do not walk) to
your PC and send a note to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can we meet you guys?
That depends, if you're female, cute and available, we'll be
there in a few minutes...
However; you can usually catch one or more of the ANN Staff at
the most prominent aviation events in the US. Check the pages of
ANN for the "ANN WILL BE THERE" note in the description, in the
What's this April 1st Edition I keep hearing about?
Its simply our attempt to balance out the seriousness of the
news business with ONE DAY out of each year when we lampoon
everything and everybody, mercilessly, in the aviation business.
Its irreverent, hysterical, bizarre, and we take no prisoners...
but ANN's Annual April 1st Edition is one of the most widely-read
pages in the aero-cyber-world.
What does to cost to subscribe?
Nothing. It's FREE and that's way we're trying to keep it.
Heckuva deal, no?
Will you link to my site?
We currently don't host a links page... its been done a million
times before and quite nicely in a few cases. So... until we get a
number of other, more important, things accomplished, we'll leave
the linking game to others for the moment.
How do I get the ANN News Ticker?
We have designed a small "portable" News Ticker that will offer
current ANN headlines about what is happening in the aviation
world. It can be copied to virtually any Web site (including
YOURS!) on the Internet by simply requesting the code and
permissions from us. In addition to staying abreast of the latest
headlines, you can click on any one of these News Tickers, no
matter who's site it is on, and then go directly to ANN to read the
news, in-depth, anytime you choose. You may request the code using
our request form by logging on to http://www.aero-news.net/ANNTicker.cfm.
AND... don't forget to send your news and press releases to us
We want our coverage to include EVERY facet of aviation... so we
need ALL the feedback we can get!
I have some suggestions for you...
Outstanding! Take your best shot... we're ALWAYS anxious to hear
your comments, suggestions and criticism... that's how ANN got as
good as it is already... and that's why it keeps improving.