WIKI is basically an online aviation encyclopedia built by the collective
aviation knowledge of the entire Classic Aircraft community. Anyone can
participate. The purpose of the wiki is to share up to date and factual
information among members of the aviation community. This is an online aviation
information exchange built by the aviation enthusiasts for the aviation
enthusiasts and generations to come. So much information has been lost through
the years that everyone took for granted! With the exception of the few that
wrote and published books, vast amounts of knowledge have passed along
with our mentors. This aviation wiki is the answer to preserving all of it! Our
goal is to host the world’s largest aviation information source for all to use.
If you have an area of expertise related to aviation, or of interest to the
aviation community, write about it! Here are some guidelines for adding
or editing information and general use of the aviation wiki:
- Since this aviation data
source is for everyone to reference, it is very important to keep the
information on a factual level. The Forums are the appropriate
place to express opinions. Think of this project as the world’s largest
aviation documentary. If there is incorrect or outdated information in any
part of the wiki, anyone can edit or update it.
- We recommend printing all
of the wiki instructions and familiarize yourself with them prior
to adding information. It is important to title your information so that
others will find it on a search. It is also good to link other
subjects to yours and your subject to others. For instance, if you are
writing about aircraft corrosion, when you come to protective
coatings such as paint that should be a link to the information on aircraft
painting. The more links there are between related topics the easier
it is for someone to get all of the information related to their interest.
- Include pictures that
support and enhance your aviation topic. Everyone loves good
pictures, especially when they help tell the story! If your subject is
technical in nature consider photos that help visualize what is being
addressed. If the history of barnstorming is the choice use the actual
pictures from the day. If you have the information but not the photos to
go with it go ahead and enter what you have and hopefully someone else
will have the pictures to go along with it.
- Try to be as thorough as
possible with the aviation topic you have chosen. The old; who, what,
when, where, & why journalism gouge works great. Remember this
information will be viewed by many different people, from children
to aviation experts. If the information is presented factually and
the topic is covered meticulously, it will work for everyone.
- Create something you are
proud of and take credit for it! At the end of the page you can give
credit to those who participated and include a group you are associated
with by including a logo or contact information.
size of this project alone is hard to predict beyond saying it will be some
form of HUGE! We, meaning the worldwide aviation community, need as much help
as possible with building and monitoring this new aviation resource! Get
registered and start today!