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Commons Aviation Wikiproject[edit]

Several editors have decided to start a Commons Aviation WikiProject which is going to be devoted to aviation-related content on Commons; Commons:Commons:WikiProject_Aviation. Some of the main tasks for the project include maintaining and sorting aviation content, as well as working on obtaining permission from photographers to upload their photos to Commons, in addition to working on introducing photographers to Commons to get them to upload photos directly to Commons. There is a discussion at Commons:Commons_talk:WikiProject_Aviation at which we are trying to ascertain what the needs of the community-at-large are, so please feel free to join in the discussion. Also, if there are any project members who are willing to do some translation work for us that would be great. See Commons:Commons_talk:WikiProject_Aviation#Translations for more info. Also, anyone with scripting knowledge would be welcome, as there are some ideas which would require such expertise. Look forward to hearing from project members over on Commons with any ideas, etc. Please feel free to translate this message as needed. Cheers, Y u no be Russavia ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) 14:21, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

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)