Two of the top programs at Ohio’s Kent State University – the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the College of Technology’s Aeronautics Program – have teamed to create Stories that Fly, a web-based magazine that promises to take journalism to new heights, while telling the story of aviation and the legions of people involved in its pursuit.
The light of the mainstream media often shines on the jet drivers, millionaires and astronauts, university officials said. But what most people don’t know is that you are as likely to find them at the local airfield with the other legends and leagues of hard-working folks whose lives are deeply rooted in aviation.
Stories that Fly seeks to improve the public understanding and awareness of general aviation through digital narratives and stories designed to appeal to all. The web magazine features the work of students, citizens, aviation enthusiasts, professional writers, reporters, videographers and photographers.
For more information: StoriesThatFly.com.
Dan Prill says
Please check out this website and particularly check out anything on the site about Ryan Field, a stones throw from Glacier National Park in Montana. Ben a Butchie Ryan are leaving their airstrip to the Recreational Aviation Foundation. Ben flew P-38’s during WWII and Butchie was an army nurse. Ben has also built three airplanes. The Ryan’s and the Recreational Aviation Foundation have a great story to tell if you are interested. Also, the Recreational Aviation Foundation is working on maintaining, preserving and creating back country airstrips in the US. The backcountry aviation experience in the US is a great story in itself.
Vice President, Recreational Aviation Foundation