This Week's Links
Web Sites back to TTN home page
and Other Confrontations
by Joe Harkins - May 12, 99
I'm a confronter to a degree that is almost self-destructive. I've challenged street
thieves in the act, argued with cops trying to enforce non-existent laws and on one
occasion spent a few weeks in a tropical island's military prison, put there in a vain
effort to prevent me from publishing details of local corruption.
AirJet Airline World
News also seems to have a tremendous amount of aviation information and hundreds of
links to industry web sites but it's virtually useless. Unfamiliar names and abbreviations
need to be arranged into more informative categories and/or clarified with brief
descriptions. AirJet's chaotic mess creates a suspicion that the site was built by one of
those people who invented the system for losing luggage.
A better site for the same info, and more, is Plane Business.
It neatly and comprehensively fulfills its claim of being "The Airline Industry
Business and Financial Site". Likewise, the News
Alert file of minute-by-minute avbiz news bulletins and press releases is another
excellent resource hidden behind a very long address.
If you are looking for virtually anything related to
aviation, Smilin' Jack is a site for soar eyes.
|*Footnote - 05/15/99: The Editor of the DJBD site has written that he does not agree that his reviews are out of date. Readers are invited to look at the site and and decide for themselves. He also believes the tone of this week's column is too negative. Your feedback either to me privately or in the Forum is welcome.|
Late Flights (additional resources for the serious aviation researcher but which were not covered in the print version of the above column. These may be of interest to those who want to know what goes on inside the hanger, the cockpit and the airline home office.)
Speed News This fee-based newsletter provides 90-100 two line bulletins about aircraft orders and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, airline news, supplier news and contracts, statistics, airport news, and new product developments. For more depth on those items, I suggest Aviation International News. (disclosure: over the past four or five years I've regularly been a Contributing Editor of AIN's monthly issues and/or one of its Air Show issues.)
Resource Central - -Lots of aviation links, compactly organized.
Economics of Aviation Industry - This site may interest those thinking of investing in aviation but I cannot vouch for the accuracy of either the information or the forecasts.
Air & Space Magazine - A colorful and interesting publication.
Airports Council Industry Links - Links to regulatory agencies and trade associations in aviation.
Aircraft World Gateway - a search engine and database of just about every aviation resource you might imagine.
LogisticsZone Air Carrier Links - another aviation database and directory
AecoSpan List - a directory of links with a European emphasis
Links to Aviation Magazines - links to a few dozen magazines (print and online) but still is far from comprehensive.
Air Data Research - maintains the largest collection of historical databases of aviation safety and mechanical reliability information in the world. Some of the information offered for sale is available, at least in part, from free online resources or through various governmental agencies, but if you need comprehensive and authoritative data, you'll want it professionally researched. Just remember that free advice is only worth what you pay for it.
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