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Links for possible use[edit]

Try to use: new delay for interim CH-148, A160 google search, Does Comanche.., C-17 last USAF orders, MMA Approved, Boeing lands MMA, P-8 on DID, 737 Goes to War, 737 AEW&C google search, Wedgetail contract FG search, Wedgetail contract, Dec. 1999, B-1 upgrades search. -Fnlayson (talk)

The Center Line: September 2015[edit]

The Center Line
Volume 8, Issue S1 • September 2015 • About the Newsletter

Happy 10th Anniversary!

ArchivesNewsroomFull IssueShortcut: WP:USRD/NEWS

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Notability guidelines for aircraft accidents?[edit]

You reverted the addition I made last week to McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet based on the information being "somewhat minor". I had already observed that the Accidents sections of aircraft-type articles are now (as of late February 2015, at least) nominally limited to "notable" accidents, so I've got no complaints about your revert, but it does raise the question of what criteria editors are using to judge notability. Are there guidelines somewhere on WP for determining this? (E.g., do there have to be injuries, deaths, international-scale investigations, etc.?) I'd much appreciate it if you could point me to any such criteria you're aware of. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:44, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Most accidents are not major for military aircraft, especially fighters. See WP:AIRCRASH-SECTION. If you want to discuss this more, please use the article's talk page (Talk:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet). -Fnlayson (talk) 14:27, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 05:56, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Canadian spelling issues[edit]

I noticed that you changed my word program to programme[1]

I always struggle with issues such as this since the British spelling (e.g. programme) is correct in Canada, although the vast majority of newspapers have been using the US spelling (e.g. program) for years.

And indeed, in one of the citations I added today, the word is spelled program [2] So, in this case, I felt that program was the most suitable for the text too. Regards, Peter K Burian 18:35, 30 October 2015 (UTC)


Spelling seems less consistent in Canada, probably due to influence from its neighbor, the US. The article has used 'programme' already. The spelling should be consistent within the article. -Fnlayson (talk) 21:23, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Reply: I live in Canada and for the past 20 years, I have noticed that virtually no publications are using the British spelling. Well, OK, a few still are but then the content seems archaic. But yes, it should be consistent; no argument there! CheersPeter K Burian 22:37, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Maybe discuss on the article's talk page to seek consensus/agreement to change spelling for programme/program (and maybe others). Thanks. -Fnlayson (talk) 22:45, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Possible problem: Two of the Wikipedia entries that I have edited have received some edits that seem strange to me. Both were done by people who call themselves disambiguators. Are they legit? This is one of them: The Wikipedia page Mark Shapiro (sports executive) has been changed on

3 November 2015 by Trut-h-urts man, see for the

current revision.

This is the other one: The Wikipedia page Alex Anthopoulos has been changed on 3 November 2015 by

Trut-h-urts man, see for
the current revision.
  • Those edits seem alright to me. Some of it is filling in a cite template where a bare web link was. -Fnlayson (talk) 05:30, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

rounding up (and I think down) (significant figures)[edit]

For the rounding, I will keep it in mind. At least it is now 2,100 liter more accurate than before! 0.800kg/L, for many aircraft every kilogramm counts at the start.

Thanks, Greetings Kilon22 (talk) 16:42, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

I just rounded to the closest number using 3 significant figures (37,854 L -> 37,900 L); for 2 sig. figures that is 37,854 L -> 38,000 L. I was not trying to round up or down. -Fnlayson (talk) 18:52, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

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F-35 UK needs to be in Lede[edit]

With respect, the UK is a F35 exporter, not an importer, please see, as such the country is the sole level 1 build partner and deserves to be in the lede as well, regards. Twobells (talk) 20:04, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

The UK text is in the lead if you check. I moved it with the other non-US operators, not deleted it. -Fnlayson (talk) 20:13, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

"Redundant link"[edit]

Is it redundant if it links to a specific section of the page? Faceless Enemy (talk) 21:12, 24 November 2015 (UTC) Faceless Enemy (talk) 21:12, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes, why 2 links to the M16 article in 2-3 sentences? Seems like overdoing it. -Fnlayson (talk) 21:13, 24 November 2015 (UTC)