ON THE INTERNET:
pilot supplies to weather maps, there's no shortage of subjects with
sites on the Internet devoted to aviation and airports. Some are just
plain fun to visit, and some have a serious message with a call to action
to save the local airport.
Some state government transportation
departments that responded to information requests from the Wolf Aviation
Fund maintain and update Internet sites that exhibit a great amount
of support for the airports in their system and the role they play as
regulators. In other parts of the country, there is an information void
that has been filled by the private sector, putting local and state
aviation and airport information onto the worldwide web.
some states, they have the best of both worlds -- informative state-controlled
websites and privately run sites. The Florida Department of Transportation's
aviation office maintains a site with airport locators and other information,
including the latest about the Florida Commission on the Future of Aeronautics
and Space in Florida. Coupled with www.floridapilot.com,
a site that that brings aviation news to a more aviation-inclined audience,
you could say Florida has woven a good web to capture anyone's interest.
The Internet is clearly becoming
the first line of research for millions of people. Unfortunately, airport
opponents know that all too well. Sites dedicated to airport noise,
such as www.caan.org,
provide anti-airport information from New Jersey in the east to Seattle
in the west. They provide links to like-minded organizations and they
trade information, negative information and how-to's: how to get local
officials motivated against an airport; how to get opinion leaders to
block improvements; how to encourage curfews; how to close the airport.
home pages for homebuilts to domains for aviation's daredevils,
it's all on the Worldwide Web. Visit our Resource
Pages/Web Pages for many useful websites, and also check out
our State Pages
to learn the addresses of websites that provide information about
aviation in your state.