Sat, Feb 07, 2009
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
Suggestions for future Aero-Linx segments are always
welcome, as well.
Aero-Linx: Utah Back Country Pilots
Utah Back Country Pilots believes that through sharing their
knowledge and experience of remote airstrips they can make
backcountry flying in Utah safer. Their Airstrip Database is being
constructed and refined and they invite members and nonmembers
alike to use it as a guideline. Through this network, pilots can
help correct inaccuracies and update recent conditions. UBCB's
other main goal is to advocate for the preservation of these
airstrips with Federal and State land managers. They believe pilots
are legitimate users of the backcountry just like hikers, horseman,
campers, and kayakers.
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