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WikiProject Aviation

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Welcome to the Aviation WikiProject, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Aviation. If you would like to join us, please add your name to the list of project members!

Currently, there are 42,513 aviation-related Wikipedia articles, 150 are good articles (about 1 in 283), and 52 are featured articles (about 1 in 810).

  • To create the foremost reliable and accurate free-content encyclopedia of aviation in the English language.
  • Improve Wikipedia's coverage by constantly creating, expanding, and maintaining articles.
  • Create guidelines and recommendations for articles about aviation, and provide a central discussion area.
The project generally considers any article related to aviation to be within its scope. Our primary work is concentrated in a number of broad areas:
  1. Aviation concepts (e.g., stall, mach)
  2. Aviation technologies not part of an airplane (e.g., airport surveillance radar)
  3. Articles about aircraft types (e.g., airliner, interceptor aircraft, helicopter)
  4. Companies and government agencies (e.g., Cessna, NASA)
  5. Aviation history
Internally, the project has developed several structural features to help in managing our extensive work:
The assessment department focuses on determining and tracking the quality of Wikipedia's aviation articles; the resulting statistics are used to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.
The collaboration department seeks to identify articles that would benefit from a significant collaborative effort; every fortnight, a single article is selected as the focus, and the project attempts to improve it. The current collaboration article is Erieye.
The outreach department acts as a central location for various member outreach work, including project newsletters, recruitment and welcoming banners, and other related initiatives.
Peer review 
The review department conducts both informal peer reviews of articles, as well as formal reviews for A-Class status; it also provides a centralized forum for viewing external reviews (such as featured article candidacies) within the project's scope.

The project includes 5 Child projects and 6 task forces for collaboration on specific topics within aviation, such as aircraft, defunct airlines, or gliding.

Style guide and essays


The project's style guide contains most of the editorial guidelines and essays developed by the project. The guide covers the following areas:

  1. Naming conventions
  2. Article content
  3. Usage and style
  4. Sourcing and citation
  5. Templates
  6. Categories

All project members are encouraged to consult the relevant portions of the guide as they work on articles.

Announcements and Open tasks

Aviation WikiProject announcements and open tasks
watch · edit · discuss

Articles for deletion
A-Class review
Good article nominees
Good article reassessments
Peer reviews
Requested moves

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Child projects and task forces


Task forces

Other related projects

Related portals

Project banner

The {{WikiProject Aviation}} project banner template should be added (not subst:ed) to the talk page of every article within the scope of the project. While the template does not require any additional parameters, it has a number of optional ones that add various extra features to the banner. The full syntax and usage instructions are listed on the template's documentation page.