Thu, Dec 10, 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: NORAD Tracks
Well SOMEBODY has to keep tabs on the Jolly Old Elf to be sure
he's got a clear path. Every year, NORAD tracks Santa's progress on
December 24th, but the site is hot now, with lots of fun activites
for the young, and young at heart. It's a Christmas tradition that
has grown to more half a dozen languages, online games and
daily features. Google Maps and Google Earth are even involved.
Makes you wonder if Santa got an STC for a glass panel for his
sleigh. Oh what fun it is to ride ...
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