Been happy chewing on a bit of the queue today. I've been sick at home, but screened a good batch or two and the stuff coming through is fairly good.
But I am a bit peeved. I nearly rejected a shot for NOA_Info based on incorrect registration. I was a nice guy and corrected it and marked it as HQ.
If you shoot USAF, please know how to upload them with correct information.
What you see on the aircraft is more often than not, NOT the full registration (some F-16's and F-15's are the exception to the rule).
Take this example of mine:
Photo © Glenn Stewart
This visible portion is 90014
Real registration is ?9-0014
How do you find the correct registration from this?
1. Know the rough year of manufacture - in this case the 60's and 70's
2. The first number is the second half of the year - so 9 is probably 69
3. Look up the registration you think it is - i.e. 69-0014 on:
4. Sure enough it is correct - the database verifies it as a C-5A
Please get it right first time and save both the screeners and the database administrators some time.