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.
Aero Linx: International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers
IFATCA is a worldwide organization representing more than fifty thousand air traffic controllers in 134 countries. The goals of the Federation are to promote safety, efficiency, and regularity in international air navigation; assist and advise in the development of safe and orderly systems of air traffic control and new procedures and facilities; promote and uphold a high standard of knowledge and professional efficiency among air traffic controllers; closely cooperate with international and national aviation authorities and institutions concerned with air navigation.; sponsor and support the passage of legislation and regulations which will increase and protect the safety of air navigation; and strive for a world-wide federation of Air Traffic Controllers associations.