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Convert this project to a task force?[edit]

Hello, I would like to convert this project to a task force of the Airlines WikiProject in order to better encourage participation in this project. Getting rid of this project entirely and merging with the Airlines WikiProject isn't really something that we would want to do. Since this is already a child project of WP:Airlines, it only makes sense to convert it to a task force. Thoughts? —Compdude123 20:56, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Agree, it would get better visability as part of an active project. MilborneOne (talk) 21:20, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
I don't see a problem with this change. It seems somewhat minor to me. Would the name need to changed or modified for it to be a task force? (I doubt, bu am asking to be sure.) -Fnlayson (talk) 23:42, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes the name would be need to changed. The engines task force is actually a subpage of its parent project WikiProject Aircraft, so this would follow suit. There is an instruction page on how to convert projects to task forces. —Compdude123 01:02, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
I think that shifting it across to being a taskforce is justified; it is already a child project so it won't be an earthshattering change. Kyteto (talk) 00:38, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
I'm for the change.--Jetstreamer Talk 23:32, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Since there's consensus so far, I am going to go ahead with the change. —Compdude123 19:06, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

PROD Robertson Air Service as misnaming of Robertson Aircraft Corporation.[edit]

I have proposed Robertson Air Service for deletion, because it appears to be a misnaming of Robertson Aircraft Corporation (RAC). RAC did provide airline service between the listed cities during the claimed time period, but this is already covered in its article. I can't find any evidence that Robertson ever flew any operations under the name "Robertson Air Service". The only matches I get on that name for this area and time frame all originate from the Robertson Air Service article. --Colin Douglas Howell (talk) 21:20, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Why not simply moving the page better creating a redirect instead of PRODing?--Jetstreamer Talk 23:59, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
I thought about a redirect, but when the name in question hasn't ever actually been used for the entity by any writer (discounting our own goof), it seems like a bad idea. (The closest I can find is this, but since that's from 1938, it seems to refer to the slightly later Robertson Air Lines, not the company described here, which had already disappeared within American Airlines by this time. Also note that several book hits for "Robertson Air Service" actually come from the Wikipedia article, thanks to recent books automatically generated from Wikipedia articles.) Furthermore, there was a fairly important aerial topdressing company named Robertson Air Service in New Zealand, so I think the name should be reserved for that. (The name is also currently being used by an air conditioning service company in North Carolina.) --Colin Douglas Howell (talk) 17:16, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Defunct Airlines articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 16:26, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

multiple lists of defunct US airlines[edit]


Pinging several editors who have edited at one or more of these: ONUnicorn, Alvorado, Tassedethe, Northamerica1000, RadioKAOS.

Editor Alvorado, especially, can you please explain what is going on? Wikipedia cannot have multiple articles about the same topic. --doncram 04:47, 21 September 2015 (UTC)