Sun, Jan 16, 2011
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: Bensen X-25A
Note: This aircraft is located in the Research & Development
Gallery on a secure part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Two X-25 aircraft were procured by the USAF in 1968 to test a
method for improving the chances of rescuing crewmen forced to bail
out from their aircraft over enemy territory. If the flyer had a
means of controlling his descent after parachuting and could select
a landing site, his chances of avoiding capture would be greatly
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