Tue, Mar 17, 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.
This group is made of retired McDonnell Engineers, most of whom
began their careers at MAC either on the F101, F3H or F4H programs.
They worked together on those programs as well as the DC-10, F15,
F18 and AV8 programs. They get together once a month for lunch
maintaining a camaraderie that they shared for years as Teammates
at MAC. All this started when four old Teammates, Ralph Barber, Jim
Greco, Don Williams and Glen Woodson got together for lunch one
afternoon in 1999. It was so enjoyable they began meeting monthly
and started inviting other retired Teammates. There have been more
than forty-five different Teammates who have since attended and
they have some twenty-five Teammates who attend regularly.
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