Just a quick note while screening...
Thanks to the majority of you for getting your info right. Most of you know your stuff and get aircraft types, registrations and serials spot on. Sometimes you get the info so right, you have me scratching my head as to how you got it (for the rare types).
I'd like to send out a message though to some of the other's who get their information a little out of kilter.
If you receive a rejection for bad info, please try to understand where the mistake is and correct it. If that rejection is the only one for a shot, it simply means the shot is absolutely fine and will be accepted if the information is corrected.
So to help some of you, some words of advice:
US Military registrations:
Easy to get wrong, generally always in format XX-XXXX and never specifically what you see on the fuselage. Look the reg up using:
Search Airliners.net for that type. Try to get it right.
Know also that Boeing aircraft (e.g. 737BBJ) are not considered 737
s in the USAF
, but instead usually have a C- designation. In this case, a C-40B.
If displaying an airport from the window of an aircraft, and the aircraft is not visible DO
NOT upload under that reg and type. Do not select window view category.
Instead mark the airline, aircraft type and generic type with just a dash (e.g. "-").
Manufacturer Serials (msn/cn):
Use common databases found on net to retrieve this info:
Try to upload Boeing's/DC's in format XXXXX/XXX
Get the type, right:
If uploading simply everyday airliner shots, you should know the difference between for example, a 777-200 and a 777-300. Try not to upload using 777...
If you can, get the specific type e.g. 747-438. (Typical Qantas 747-400)
Marginal shots are better with registrations:
Often marginal shots come down to database content. Do we have a shot of the registration or not?
If you marginal shot doesn't have a registration, we cannot assume either way. More than likely a marginal shot without a registration (depending completely on location/airline/age of shot), may be considered to be too common and hence not be accepted.
If a reg was included with some of these shots, they would have an additional advantage.
Hope this helps...
[Edited 2004-03-11 14:58:23]
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...