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Help With Rejections

Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:23 am

Hi all...

I wondered if you might have any suggestions that would help these photos get accepted:
badinfo - what am I missing? Is this USA-Marines and not USA-Navy?


I wish I knew what information I was missing, though I was fairly lax with my information gathering at the site and didn't write anything down...

Thanks in advance for your help.

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RE: Help With Rejections

Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:27 am

1st pic: Serial number (Registration in civil terms) is missing.

2nd pic: Everything looks very soft right up until the nozecone. If you get the chance, try shooting the pic with a higher F#, such as f16 or f20.

3rd pic: Looks good to me

4th pic: No serial number or aircraft type.
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RE: Help With Rejections

Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:42 am

In effort to improve the quality of the database and to further standardization, the screeners are getting tighter on USAF serials. Check out these sites for information:

Use this website to clarify your registration:

Then view 2001 page:

They need to follow the appropriate six digit format.

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RE: Help With Rejections

Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:29 am

A serial number would be nice on the F-18, and did you check "nose"? The serial is wrongly entered on the C-17. The type and owner missing on the B-25 (and untitled is in the type area!!!) even though based on the file name you seem to know its a B-25!
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RE: Help With Rejections

Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:34 am

Thanks for the replies so far...

yeah, I must have hit the "tab" key instead of the enter key on the B-25... I fixed it on a resubmit.

As for the other shots, thanks for the guidance. I don't pretend to know much at all about serials or registration numbers - one of the many areas of our hobby I need to "brush up" on...

Thanks for your help, and any further help you might suggest.

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RE: Help With Rejections

Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:34 am

The F-18 must be Marines: they don't have Majors in the Navy
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RE: Help With Rejections

Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:12 pm

The F/A-18 could may have had a USAF exchange pilot or a Marine. The plane captain's (I think that is the naval term for crew chief) name on the nose gear door has a naval rate.

I used to keep notes on airplane info. With digital "film" so cheap, I take extra images of serials, registrations, unit assignments , etc. for catalogging later.
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