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#198 2007-05-26 11:49 GMT-5 hours    
Just wanted to clarify this website's stance on preserved aircraft and also 'wrecks'.

IIRC if a military aircraft is out of active service but still flying I assume it should be welcome here, would be a classic warbird or nostalgic warbird depending upon the type. So for example types like the blue Hawker Hunter and the Pembroke which were at Abingdon a couple of weekends ago would fit into these categories.

What about former military aircraft in museums? For example, there is a photo in the db of one of the Blackbirds preserved at the Blackbird Air Park at Lancaster CA. Are museum aircraft welcome?

Finally 'wrecks', by this I mean aircraft which will clearly fly no more. These might be in a poor state of repair or perhaps just dumped. Are these acceptable? Also, military aircraft in store in places like AMARC in Tucson AZ; would these be acceptable here?

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#199 2007-05-26 14:57 GMT-5 hours    
Hello Michael,
The answer to all those questions is yes, yes, and yes. They are all welcome here.

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#248 2007-05-31 04:31 GMT-5 hours    
Michael,
Mostly as a result of your photos, two new categories have been created: "Noses and Tails", and "The Boneyard". Now you can select those categories at time of upload. Enjoy!

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#249 2007-05-31 08:18 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks for both new categories

I often get my leg pulled on one of the Google photo posting groups for all my nose shots so 'Noses and Tails' works for me!

The creation of a 'Boneyard' section is a great idea and I don't think any other aviation photo internet database has this type of category. Personally I am very enthusiastic regards AMARC and also hunting down old aircraft carcases however I have met people who dislike these types of shots; such a category keeps those of both views happy.

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#258 2007-06-01 00:27 GMT-5 hours    
Michael,
You're welcome! Looks like another first for airfighters then. I think it's important to be able to follow an aircraft's life from roll-out date to final day of reckoning. Now lets put it to good use.

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