FlySail2015 wrote:1a) How can I be sure I'm getting all the photos I'm interested in now that there are so many different variations in the bank of what is, in reality, the same airplane or airline? For example, if I start typing in "C-17," both "Boeing C-17" and "McDonnell Douglas C-17" come up as options. Are some photos classified as Boeings and some as MDs? Or do they all get combined in a way that it doesn't matter what I search? If it doesn't matter, then why are both in the menu?
FlySail2015 wrote:1b) On a similar note, when I type in "US Airways Express," the two following variants pop up: "US Airways Express" and "Mesa Airlines US Airways Express." Why is that distinction there? There are several US Airways Express carriers; why is only Mesa being distinguished? A similar issue exists with Delta Connection too.
FlySail2015 wrote:1c) If I were to embark on a search for American Airlines, I would start by typing the word "American." As I do this, I see I can choose "American" or "American Airlines"... but "American" returns no results. Sooo why is it there? (no other search criteria specified)
FlySail2015 wrote:2) Why will the fields let you select multiple aircraft types or airline types, but never yield a result when multiple are selected? For example, I was under the impression that selecting "Delta Air Lines" and "JetBlue Airways" would give me a search result of all the database's photos of both Delta and JetBlue airplanes. But instead, I get a "Sorry, no hits!" message. (no other search criteria specified)
FlySail2015 wrote:3) What on earth is the difference between "Basic Type" and "Generic Type," and between "Manufacturer" and "Builder"?
FlySail2015 wrote:4) It seems like the Basic Search is too basic (no place to even choose an airline or aircraft type), and the Advanced Search is way too advanced (5 different ways of aircraft identifications.. tail numbers I understand, but how often does someone search for the msn of an aircraft? And what's the difference between "Reg" and "Reg [P]"? Isn't this a tad overkill.
FlySail2015 wrote:5) For all of the reasons mentioned above, is there any hope of bringing back the dropdown menus of the old site? That was so much simpler to use. Just click on the title of the airplane/aircraft/airport you want... no need for trial and error of free-typing every possible way something could be categorized... Just my opinion.
FlySail2015 wrote:6) Am I being picky, or are others experiencing this confusion too?
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos