Sun, Jul 01, 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: The Coast Guard Aviation Association
Coast Guard Aviation Association, The Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl: Objectives (from CGAA By Laws)
- To actively contribute to the enlargement and perpetuation of the history of Coast Guard Aviation and the recognition thereof, both internally and to areas external to the service.
- To support Coast Guard Aviation and its goals, and to promote interest in such matters in areas external to the service.
- To maintain informational liaison between present and past members of the Coast Guard Aviation establishment.
- To promote social contact and camaraderie between all Coast Guard aviation personnel and supports of Coast Guard Aviation through periodic gatherings, fraternal in nature, both national and regional in scope.
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