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Aircraft Survivor List Editing Philosophy
Ideally, the first reference for an airframe is to the relevant page on the owning museum's website. (It is not enough to simply link to the museum's homepage.) The use of the museum's website rather than a third-party website serves to prove that the airframe does indeed exist at that location, since they can be presumed to know better than anyone else what is in their collection. The museum's website is presumed to be correct regarding specific information (i.e. variant, identification) unless reliable contradicting information can be found. A second reference must be added that states the airframe's specific identity (e.g. construction number, serial number, bureau number, etc.) if the first reference does not include it. (When choosing between multiple secondary references, the one with the most complete information/profile should be selected.) An additional reference to the aircraft's airworthiness certificate from the respective country's aviation regulatory agency is required if the aircraft is airworthy. Registration numbers are to be replaced with one of the former numbers wherever possible. Airframes are to be referred to by their actual identity, not the one they are painted to represent.
The format for the first sentence of the entry for each airframe should be of the following format: [Identity Number] [Nickname] – [Variant] is airworthy/on display/in storage at [Name of Museum, Airport, etc.] in [City, Region]. (If the airframe is located at a secondary site (i.e. an annex or storage facility), that should be included before the organization's name.)
When dealing with an airframe manufactured in one country and subsequently operated by another (for example, lend-lease aircraft), the identity number and variant should be split with a forward slash. The manufacturing country's identity number should come first followed by the operating country's identity number. The same applies to variants. (The manufacturing country's information is included to create a common format between all entries so that the list can be ordered. The operating country's information is included because that is the information that is most likely presently used to identify the airframe and out of respect to the operating country.) When all airframes in a composite are known, their identities will be divided by a forward slash and listed in the place of a single identity number. When all identities are not known, the identity number will be replaced by the word "Composite". Because some museums either have not gotten around to restoring or choose to display them that way, sometimes the word "unrestored" is added to the status of an airframe. The city and region should be the same as the street and/or mailing address listed on the organization's website. Beyond the first sentence, there is no set format. However, there are restrictions on what type of information is appropriate. Appropriate information to add to an entry includes history of the specific airframe. Inappropriate information includes mentions of how often or when the airframe is flown (that is covered by the status section of each entry) and information that is common to all aircraft of that model (that should be covered elsewhere in the article). If there is more than one airframe at a site, there must be a separate entry for each airframe – they are not to be combined in one entry. Furthermore, each entry should be able to stand on its own – it should not need information from any other entry on the list to be complete. The entries are to be ordered according to their identity numbers. (That is to say, the order in which they were built and/or assigned serial numbers.) Whether or not the list is organized according to the airframes' construction number or military serial number is determined by whether the aircraft was initially a civilian or military design, whether more were used in civilian or military service, and/or whether the aircraft is more known for its civilian or military service. Aircraft registrations are not to be used unless there is no other identity number. This is because they lack permanence (as airframes can have more than one registration and multiple airframes can have the same registration at different points in time) which can cause confusion. They also do not allow entries to be ordered chronologically by production date.
The philosophy laid out in this section is partially based on the layout taken from existing Wikipedia aircraft survivor lists and partially of this user's own design.
Aircraft Survivor List Major Contributing Users
Pages I Have Created
- List of surviving Curtiss C-46 Commandos
- List of displayed Bell UH-1 Iroquois
- List of surviving Cessna T-37 Tweets
- List of displayed Bell AH-1 Cobras
- List of aircraft at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (Moved: Section → Separate Page)
- Boeing 787 Dreamliner#Aircraft on display (Created: Section)
- List of surviving Douglas C-47 Skytrains
- List of displayed Lockheed T-33 Shooting Stars (Moved: Section → Separate Page)
- List of displayed Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23s
Pages I Have Improved
- Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Lockheed JetStar#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Grumman OV-1 Mohawk#Survivors (Before → After)
- Nakajima Ki-43#Survivors (Before → After)
- Mitsubishi A6M Zero#Survivors (Before → After)
- Beechcraft Model 18#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Lightvessel#Surviving American lightships (Before → After)
- Airco DH.4#Survivors (Before → After)
- Sikorsky H-5#Survivors (Before → After)
- Stinson L-1 Vigilant#Survivors (Before → After)
- Naval Aircraft Factory N3N#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Bell H-13 Sioux#Survivors (Before → After)
- Mikoyan MiG-29#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Convair C-131 Samaritan#Survivors (Before → After)
- Boeing P-12#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Cessna T-41 Mescalero#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Grumman F3F#Survivors (Before → After)
- Douglas DC-8#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Lockheed L-1011 TriStar#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Convair 880#Survivors (Before → After)
- Convair 990 Coronado#Survivors (Before → After)
- Curtiss JN-4#Survivors (Before → After)
- Focke-Achgelis Fa 330#Survivors (Before → After)
- Lockheed C-141 Starlifter#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- McDonnell Douglas MD-80#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- McDonnell Douglas DC-9#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Douglas AC-47 Spooky#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Piasecki H-21#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Sikorsky H-34#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Kaman HH-43 Huskie#Survivors (Before → After)
- Caproni Ca.3#Survivors and reproductions (Before → After)
- List of surviving Sikorsky CH-54s (Before → After)
- Learjet 23#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Learjet 24#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- NAMC YS-11#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Boeing EC-135#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Douglas C-124 Globemaster II#Survivors (Before → After)
- Vultee BT-13 Valiant#Survivors (Before → After)
- Ryan PT-22 Recruit#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Aeronca C-2#Survivors (Before → After)
- Aeronca C-3#Survivors (Before → After)
- Fieseler Fi 156#Survivors (Before → After)
- List of surviving Focke-Wulf Fw 190s (Before → After)
- Aeronca L-3#Surviving aircraft (Before → After)
- Stinson L-5 Sentinel#Survivors (Before → After)
- Beechcraft L-23 Seminole#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Polikarpov I-16#Survivors (Before → After)
- Polikarpov I-153#Survivors (Before → After)
- De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Dornier Do 24#Survivors (Before → After)
- Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar#Survivors (Before → After)
- Lockheed Hudson#Survivors (Before → After)
- Airspeed Oxford#Survivors (Before → After)
- Avro Anson#Surviving aircraft (Before → After)
- Avro Avian#Survivors (Before → After)
- Fairey Battle#Survivors (Before → After)
- CAC Boomerang#Survivors (Before → After)
- CAC Wirraway#Surviving aircraft (Before → After)
- Westland Lysander#Survivors (Before → After)
- Waco CG-4#Surviving aircraft (Before → After)
- De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Helio Courier#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Fairchild C-82 Packet#Survivors (Before → After)
- Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar#Survivors (Before → After)
- Bell 47#Aircraft on display/Bell 47#Survivors (Before → After)
- Bell 47J Ranger#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep#Survivors (Before → After)
- Hiller YH-32 Hornet#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Aero L-39 Albatros#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Boeing 737#Aircraft on display (Before → After)
- Tri-State Warbird Museum
- List of college mascots in the United States (Before → After)
- Clermont County Airport
- Lockheed Model 10 Electra#Survivors
- Nakajima B5N#Survivors
- Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 - Create list of aircraft on display
- De Havilland Vampire#Survivors/De Havilland Vampire#Aircraft on display
- Grumman J2F Duck#Survivors
- Kawasaki Ki-61#Survivors
- Boeing 747#Aircraft on display
- List of surviving Fokker D.VIIs
- Nakajima Ki-115#Survivors
- Lockheed C-130 Hercules#Aircraft on display
- Sud Aviation Caravelle#Aircraft on display
- SPAD S.XIII#Survivors
- Ilyushin Il-2#Aircraft on display
- Thomas-Morse S-4#Survivors
- De Havilland Sea Venom#Survivors
- Hawker Tempest#Survivors
- Max Holste Broussard#Survivors
- Sukhoi Su-27#Aircraft on display
- Yakovlev Yak-9#In museums
- Douglas DC-6#Survivors
- SPAD S.VII#Survivors
- Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5#Survivors and reproductions
- Hispano Aviación HA-1112#Aircraft on display
- Avia S-199#Survivors
- Bristol Blenheim#Survivors
- Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet#Surviving aircraft
- Bristol Bolingbroke#Survivors
- Curtiss P-36 Hawk#Survivors
- Hawker Sea Fury#Surviving aircraft
- Lockheed L-188 Electra#Aircraft on display
- Airspeed Horsa#Survivors
- Nieuport 28#Survivors
- Standard J#Survivors
- Blériot XI#Survivors
- Curtiss Model D#Existing aircraft and reproductions
- Junkers Ju 52#Surviving aircraft
- Fairey Firefly#Surviving aircraft
- Boeing 727#Aircraft on display
- IAR-93 Vultur#Aircraft on display
- BAC One-Eleven#Aircraft on display
- Fairey Swordfish#Surviving aircraft
- Martin 4-0-4#Surviving aircraft
- Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King#Aircraft on display
- LCVP (United States)#Surviving examples
- Sikorsky R-6#R-6A aircraft on display
- Percival Pembroke#Survivors
- M2 High Speed Tractor#Surviving artifacts
- M4 Tractor#Surviving vehicles
- List of aircraft in the Smithsonian Institution
- Station hack
- List of Ridiculous Wikipedia Lists
- Quite possibly the record for least notable popular culture section on Wikipedia.
- User:Eagles247/Notable Moments on Wikipedia — inspired this list.
- User:Skamecrazy123/Amusing Wiki Quotes — son of the above list.
- Wikipedia:Silly Things
- Some unintentional hilarity results when an author complains about an article for one of his books being inaccurate, proceeds to try and fix it, and is told: "I understand your point that the author is the greatest authority on their own work, but we require secondary sources.". Angered, he proceeds to write an open letter, ironically providing the very thing lacking for needed change to the article. Cue Wikipedia having a recursive meta crisis.
- Please note, I have now realized the above characterization of the THS situation is not entirely accurate. However, it remains here as it is still somewhat close to the actual state of affairs and is funny.
- More fun!
- Demographics of the Canadian political blogosphere
- E-book#Comparison to printed books
- Some excellently ironic writing: "After HMS Foresight was damaged in an air attack, Tartar took her in tow, and attempted to bring her to Gibraltar. On the way she was the target of an unsuccessful attack by U-73 on 13 August, and after that it was decided that attempts to save Foresight were hopeless. Tartar took off Foresight’s crew, then scuttled her with a torpedo." —From the article on "HMS Tartar" (Emphasis Added)
- This excellent acronym joke.
- The best file summary I have ever seen.
- An image with an excellent description.
- More ironic writing: "The Eclipse 500 was heavily marketed as a very light jet[.]" —From the article on "Very light jet"
- An excellent infobox proposal
- Rivertorch points out an important quality for a prophet to have.
- Even more ironic writing: "[Equivocation] is often confused with amphiboly; the difference is that equivocation arises from an ambiguous definition of a word, while amphiboly refers to ambiguous sentence structure due to punctuation or syntax." —From the article on equivocation
- Someone was apparently very proud of their new article.
- Apparently, yes.
- Bad Bad Bad PICTURESSSSSSSSSS
- "U.S. Army Spc. David Cartwright from Martinsburg, W. Va., of the 1st Platoon, 230th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, improves community relations by engaging with local Iraqi puppies at the Iraqi Police District Headquarters in Mahawil, Iraq, on Dec. 21." —File Description (Emphasis Added)
- "A paraphrase is usually introduced with verbum dicendi—a declaratory expression to signal the transition to the paraphrase." —From the article on "Paraphrase"
- Did someone just paraphrase "paraphrase"? Also, did they use a "verbum dicendi" in a sentence on "verbum dicendi"? (In the form of an em-dash)
- Enough said.
- I guess so?
- They are technically included in the article's purview.
- And finally, the best article on all of Wikipedia: Wikipedia:Unusual articles
Interesting Talk Page Posts
- Lexington air crews didn't straif survivors
- Addition of B-17 Pilot, LT. Robert V. Mercer to Wiki B-17 Page
- The AfD for the first article I created (just to keep a record): Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Battlecarrier
- User:Noha307/List of Military Aircraft Prototypes
- An interesting effort to add seriously constructive discussion to a Wikipedia article: Talk:Rage comic/Educational Review Umich/SI 110. Apparently it was done as part of a course at the University of Michigan called Introduction to Information Studies.
- Someone was unhappy with Allegiant Air: Added the experience
- An interesting userpage: User:Awesomeninja1589
- User responsible for massive airframe list dumps: Special:Contributions/220.127.116.11
Major Changes to Wikipedia
- Removal of spoiler banners.
- Changing of watchlist, etc. tabs.
- Changing of editing interface.
- Addition of article reviews.
- Addition of notifications.
- Addition of ability to thank people for their edits.
- Changing of user links at top right of screen.
- When not logged in: Addition of "IP talk" and "IP contributions" links.
- When logged in: Splitting of "alerts" and "messages" into two separate buttons.
- Ability to preview references when editing a single section of an article.
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|27 February 2017|
- "What's in an N-Number?". American Aviation Historical Society. American Aviation Historical Society. Retrieved 20 March 2017.