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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.01.24)

Aero-Linx!

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: Solway Aviation Museum

The Solway Group of Aviation Enthusiasts was formed on 4th February 1961, by five members of the Royal Observer Corps. Funds were tight and so for two years members helped to load and unload baggage from visiting aircraft to the airport in exchange for the use of a room in the airport’s operations block for their meetings. The group meetings included guest speakers as well as general aviation discussions and training. A number of members trained to be Civil Aviation Authority approved fire fighters and provided weekend fire cover at the airport, using one of our members Green Goddess fire tender and the Airport’s Thorneycroft Nubian Crash tender fire engine. The first aircraft found by the society was a Hawker Hart found in a school loft at Wigton. This aircraft is now on display at the RAF museum.

FMI: https://www.solway-aviation-museum.co.uk/

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