Kukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1184 times:
In this thread it was stated that a preserved aircraft should be uploaded under whatever registration it carries, even if it is a fake display reg, not the real reg it might have borne. This is course the precise opposite of the policy for active warbirds. As a result I was advised to upload the Bf 109 shot below under the werk number of 10639 even though other photos of this aircraft had been uploaded under its former civil registration G-USTV.
Now, however, the reg of my shot has been changed to G-USTV. Has the policy changed after all? I'm asking because the same situation may arise again. In particular, there's a P-51D at Hendon which bears a fake display reg but used to fly as N51RT. Should I use the latter if I upload any shots of it?
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Tameteora From Netherlands, joined Oct 2004, 230 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1130 times:
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The problem of the shots of this Bf109 have now largely been solved. We are still looking into the actual serials vs. codes of WW2 Luftwaffe aircraft.
Quoting Kukkudrill (Thread starter): there's a P-51D at Hendon which bears a fake display reg but used to fly as N51RT. Should I use the latter if I upload any shots of it?
N51RT is still current, which makes this a warbird. So this should be entered as N51RT, and the autocomplete feature will do the rest for you. Be sure to mark it as a Single engine prop, a warbird (not military!) and of course as preserved. With this being a warbird, the airline should be "Untitled".