Tick the correct boxes for the categories that are applicable to your photo.Main Subject
Tick the correct box that matches your photo.OwnerMilitary
Check this box if the aircraft on the photo has military nationality markings (roundel, star-and-bar, cross, etc) or a non-civil registration.IMPORTANT NOTE:
- If the aircraft has military nationality markings but is flown or preserved with a civil registration, i.e. masquerading as a military aircraft, choose Warbird instead (see there).
- If the aircraft is/was ferried from a former military operator to a new civil operator with a civil registration but where they "forgot" to overpaint the military nationality markings for the ferry flight, do not choose Military or Warbird, but choose another appropriate category instead.
- The Military category also includes coastguard, police or other semi-military or government aircraft from certain countries where such aircraft are marked with non-civil registrations.Business
Check this box if the photo is picturing a business jet. That includes just about any business jet that is privately or corporately owned (including those used by fractional ownership companies).Warbird
Check this box if the photo is picturing a civil registered aircraft carrying military nationality marks, i.e. masquerading as a military aircraft. These can be former military aircraft, but also e.g. homebuilts which have been painted with military nationality markings for fun.
Be aware that British warbird aircraft are exempted from carrying their civil registration on the outside, and only research can reveal the civil registration with which they should be listed. In other countries the real civil registration is often very small and placed under the tailplane. When that is in the shadow it is often not readable on a photo. Only aircraft with existing military nationality markings will be listed as warbirds, aircraft with fictitious "military nationality" markings will not.NOTE:
An exception for listing as a warbird are civil-registered aircraft carrying military nationality markings which are operated by a manufacturer or sales organization for demonstration or test flights. E.g a Boeing 737 with Venezuelan Air Force markings test flying with Boeing with a civil registration will not be listed as a warbird. Also, a civil-registered SIAI S-211 at the Paris Air Show carrying USAF markings for demonstration and promotion purposes will also not be listed as a warbird. Ex-military aircraft (like e.g. Spitfires, B-17s, Hunters, etc) that are civil registered but that do not carry military nationality markings shall NOT be listed as Warbird.Private
Mark this box if the aircraft on the photo is privately or corporately owned and does not fit into the Warbird, Business or other category.Government
Mark this box if the aircraft on the photo is a government aircraft WITHOUT military nationality markings AND carrying a civil registration. This includes certain VIP aircraft, aircraft with NASA markings, police, fire departments, etc.
NOTE: If a government aircraft HAS military nationality markings AND/OR a non-civil registration, choose Military instead.Cargo
Mark this box if the aircraft on the photo is a cargo aircraft in opposite to a passenger carrying aircraft.Airline/Other
Mark this box for anything that does not fit into the other categories (like normal airliners)Paint
This category is for special one-off color schemes, where the whole aircraft or at least the larger part of it (or for military aircraft at least the whole fin) is painted in a special, mostly temporary, color scheme. These schemes can be just for fun or to commemorate something, or the colors of a sponsor or advertiser.
We don't set strict boundaries for this category, but we expect that you use common sense to decide which aircraft belong in it. Please note: the category shall only be used for airliners and for military aircraft.Please do NOT include:
The British Airways or PIA tail color schemes.
The Star Alliance color schemes.
Very colourful aircraft that are nevertheless in the standard, or one of the standard schemes of an airline.
Out of service aircraft in colour schemes that were never carried when in service.
Aircraft in the house colors of military demonstration teams like the Patrouille de France, Thunderbirds, Swifts, Blue Angels, Frecce Tricolori, Snowbirds, Russian Knights, Asas de Portugal, Patrulla Aguila, etc.
Two-airline hybrid schemes
For a pictorial explanation, see post in Photography Forum - https://www.airliners.net/aviation-foru ... in/267742/Manufacturer Paint
Mark this box if the aircraft is painted in house colors, in other words that it's painted in the colors of its manufacturer and without airline markings. (like Boeing or Airbus colors)Normal/Other Paint
Mark this box for normal paint schemes, old or new.View
Mark this box if the subject of the photo is a cockpit (flight deck). This means that an interesting part of instruments must be visible and not just the upper edge of the instrument panel or a black window frame. When this box is marked the aircraft details in the photo caption must be those of the cockpit aircraft.Cabin/Cargo Hold
Mark this box if the photo is picturing the inside the cabin / cargo hold of an aircraft. If it's picturing the cockpit, mark the Flight Deck category instead.Tail/Winglet
Mark this box if the photo is picturing a closeup of one or more tails or winglets. This only applies to airliners.Nose
Mark this checkbox if the photo is picturing a closeup of an aircraft nose. Note that this does not include photos picturing the front half of an aircraft. This only applies to airliners.Window
A shot from inside the aircraft cabin through the window.
If parts of the aircraft (wing) are included, list the details of the aircraft (type, airline, registration, cn, code) in the appropriate fields.
If the photo shows an airport and also parts of the aircraft, list the aircraft details and additionally mark the Airport Overview category too.
If no parts of the aircraft are included, but the subject of the photo is an airport, do not use Window View, but mark Airport Overview only, mark the aircraft and airline field with a minus (-), and leave the registration, cn and code fields blank. The basic rule in this case is: list the details of the subject of the photo, not FROM where you made the photo (listing aircraft details in this case would result in the viewer seeing a picture of an airport while he clicked on and expected to see a photo of an aircraft type or airline, etc.).
If some other aircraft (e.g. air-to-air) is the main subject of the photo, list the details of that other aircraft, and do NOT select the category Window View.Normal/Other
Mark this box for anything that does not fit into the other categories (most photos).Other
Mark this box if the photo is showing an airport either inside or outside. If aircraft is included in the photo, write the name and airline in the respective fields. If no aircraft is clearly visible, mark the aircraft and airline field with a minus (-).
If the airport overview is shot from an aircraft but no major part of the aircraft is visible, mark the aircraft and airline fields with a minus (-) and type the name of the aircraft and airline in the remark field.Preserved
Mark this box if the photo is picturing a non-flying aircraft preserved in a museum, a collection, as a gate guard or monument, or in use as a bar/restaurant/nightclub/disco, or as an instructional airframe at a technical school.
So, an aircraft in a scrapyard, or abandoned in the corner of a field, or used as a fire brigade burn trainer, or stored pending a decision on their future, are NOT preserved aircraft. Aircraft that are displayed in a museum, but that are now and then taken out for flying, shall be listed as Preserved for those photos where they are displayed in the museum. For those photos where the aircraft is outside the museum for flying, the category Preserved shall NOT be chosen. This means that the same aircraft can have the category Preserved for some photos, and for some other photos not.Seaplane
Mark this box if the aircraft can land and take-off in water (including helicopters).Accident/Incident
Mark this box if the photo is depicting a crash, accident or incident or the photo is showing the damage caused by a crash, accident or incident.Classic Airliner
Mark this box if the aircraft is older or as old as the 707 (1958). Note that this does NOT include the 707Air-to-Air
Mark this box if your photo is of an airborne aircraft, while you were also airborne.Last Built
Mark this box if the exact aircraft pictured is the last built of its particular type.First Built
Mark this box if the exact aircraft pictured is the first built of its particular type.Night/Dusk/Dawn
Mark this box if the sun was below the horizon when you took the photo.