Talk:Civil Air Patrol/Time to split the article

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Time to split the article..?[edit]

It's really friggin' big. Easily the biggest article I've ever seen on Wikipedia. It's probably time to split the History and Cadet Program sections off into their own articles. With no objections, I'll probably jump on that in the next few days. NetSerfer 18:49, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

I have an objection. Please understand I'm not trying to be difficult. There are plenty of other articles that are about the same size or longer than this one (such as President of the United States, World War II, World War I, Star Wars, Linux, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, United States, Jesus, Christianity... etc etc etc). Splitting the article would, if anything, hurt it, and it would nullify its featured article status (which I am in no hurry to see leave). Linuxbeak | Talk | Desk 19:17, August 26, 2005 (UTC)
It's getting a tad tough to navigate in there and I can see a lot of areas that need further expansion (especially Cadet Program and History). Now seemed like as good a time as any... ==> NetSerfer 19:46, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

Linuxbeak, the History section really rocks now! I have a coupla minor queries about stuff that I think needs to be made clearer for readers as ignorant as myself:

Birth of the Civil Air Patrol. What's an "aviation writer" (as in Wilson)? That's a concept? Pilot Training and the Cadet Program. Uh, you're supposed to need "indoctrination" to become a licenced pilot, really...?

(And quite a few commented-out minor comments, too, but i know you've got those in hand.)--Bishonen | talk 16:17, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

I made an editing pass at this article tonight, mostly to the organization section, adding a paragraph on the Board of Governors and NHQ, along with some general re-organization and fixing some innaccuracies. The Cadet Programs section is still a bit of a mess, sounds like the perspective of a Phase II cadet almost (no offense intended, I was one once myself). -- Matt Johnson <mattj@spaatz.org> talk