The Hargrave Website Award
For Excellence in an Online Aviation History Site
Please note that this is a personal award and does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Monash University.
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The Nominees for 2002AUSTRALIA
Australian Aviation Archive
The Australian Aviation Archive by John Burford is, in the author's opinion, most notable for its comprehensive coverage of Australian aircraft past and present, civil and military. It also carries an excellent selection of essays about the people and history of Australian aviation.
Australian Flying Corps
The Australian Flying Corps by Cameron Riley is, in the author's opinion, most notable for its detailed coverage on Australia's role in WW1 combat aviation. Note that the site (in late 2001), is undergoing a rebuild. Untill the changeover is complete, all data from the old site is still available here.
The Design Bureau by Derek Buckmaster is, in the author's opinion, most notable for its superbly researched, and free for download, scale model plans of Australian designed and built aircraft. The site also carries a number of comprehensive essays about the aircraft discussed.
Aerofiles : American Aviation from 1903-2003
Aerofiles : American Aviation from 1903-2003 by K O Eckland and others, is, in the author's opinion, most notable for its prime role as an unmatched encyclopedic but eminently accessable datamine of information on US aircraft.
The Aerodrome : Aces and Aircraft of WW1
The Aerodrome by firstname.lastname@example.org is, in the author's opinion, most notable for its extensive and detailed coverage of both Allied and Axis aircraft of WW1, the pilots who flew them, and the medals they won. Much more.
To Fly is Everything
To Fly is Everything by Gary Bradshaw is, in the author's opinion, most notable for its Digital Library, a one-stop-shop for pre-20th century aviation documentation. The site also carries a selection of biographies, historical movies and other aviation related essays.
Hannan's Runway : Model Aircraft Books and Things
Hannan's Runway by Bill and Joan Hannan is, in the author's opinion, most notable for it's wide array of purchaseable historical aviation related print and video resources. This is only topped by their warm, friendly and totally efficient business practices.
The K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook
The K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook by email@example.com is, in the author's opinion, most notable for bringing aviation and aeronautics to the multilingual K-12 classroom. No other site matches this one.
KAP : Kite Aerial Photography
Kite Aerial Photography by Charles C. Benton is, in the author's opinion, most notable for it's thorough exploration of the facinating art of KAP (aerial photography from kites). The techniques, technology are all presented in a very readable format by a true expert and afficianado
Indoor Model Aircraft
Indoor Model Aircraft by Glenn Davison is, in the author's opinion, most notable for its overall comprehensive look at the world of model aviation.
Twin Pushers and Free Flight Oddities
Twin Pushers and Free Flight Oddities by David Dodge is, in the author's opinion, most notable for it wealth of historical and indeed eclectic model and other aviation information. A totally enjoyable experience
Ro§bud's Aviation Image Archive
Ro§bud's Aviation Image Archive by Rod Filan is, in the author's opinion, most notable for its unmatched online collection of "vintage photographs of flying machines flown during the first two decades of the 20th century."
First Flight by Dr Peter Whalley and others, is, in the author's opinion, most notable for its excellent 3D simulations including 'The Wright Flyer' by Frederick Hooven. The site also features a number of aviation biographies and other essays on such matters as the history of airfoil design.
Aerostories by Philippe Ballarini, Jean-Christophe, Michel Léveillard and others, is, in the author's opinion, most notable for it's bilingual approach (English and French) to a wide array of essays covering all fields of aviation endeavor. The site is operated via free subscription.
Kites by Andrea Casalboni and others, is, in the author's opinion, most notable for its highly detailed construction articles on historical kite replicas. The site (in Italian and some english) also features a wealth of other contemporary kiting information and discourse.