AviationKnowledge's history

Current year

9 May 2013
Aeroscience (ISSN 2324-4399) becomes the new title for the wikijournal. It is the same journal but now clearly differentiated from the wiki itself.

Year 4 (16 October 2012)

16 October 2012
4th Anniversary of AviationKnowledge. By this date, the site has approximately 820 active pages, 14 of which have being peer-reviewed and formally published under the AviationKnowledge journal tab. The site has received some 363,833 visits along the year and some 521,143 pageviews. The number of visits on the day has been 1,354.

Year 3 (16 October 2011)

16 October 2011
3rd Anniversary of AviationKnowledge. By this date, the site has approximately 682 active pages, 14 of which have being peer-reviewed and formally published under the AviationKnowledge journal tab. The site has received some 234,694 visits along the year and some 315,145 pageviews. The number of visits on the day has been 1,794.

Year 2 (16 October 2010)

16 October 2010
2nd Anniversary of AviationKnowledge. By this date, the site has approximately 541 active pages, 12 of which have being peer-reviewed and formally published under the AviationKnowledge journal tab. The site has received some 76,700 visits along the year and some 125,500 pageviews. The number of visits on the day has been 392.
30 August 2010
Launch of the "AviationKnowledge history" page.
25 August 2010
A second revamping of the start page concludes. This time the start page offers feedback regarding the latest changes made to topics as well as the latest postings. The username of contributors appear as part of the feedback. This change aims to reinforce the collaborative nature of the wiki.
17 March 2010
Launch of the AviationKnowledge journal (ISSN 1179 6685). Good quality pages can now be peer-reviewed. Once approved, they will be locked from editing and will be officially published as articles in a serial. These articles feature a proper reference and a page so that they can be used as a reference elsewhere. Yet, the articles remain available in the wiki as any other page.
2 April 2010
Wikidot imposes a new advertising policy for free sites. Although it promises to place ads in a non-intrusive manner, ads are actually quite intrusive, altering the look and feeling of AviationKnowledge. Members of the site can log in and navigate the site without ads; non-members, however, are stuck with them.

Year 1 (16 October 2009)

16 October 2009
1st Anniversary of AviationKnowledge. The site has received some 12,200 visits along the year and some 40,000 pageviews. The number of visits on the day has been 157.
15 August 2009
Launch of the tool "How to edit pages". Guidance is now more specific, including standard rules, advanced editing and examples.
16 June 2009
An important task of revamping the start page concludes. The start page now offers a more attractive image as well as more intuitive linkages to the knowledge base and the forum.
10 March 2009
A third category is established in the knowledge base: a specialized category for "Investigation topics".
15 January 2009
Two categories are established in the knowledge base: the default category is for "Aviation topics", and a specialized category is for "Lessons and SOPs" (lessons mostly derived from the occurrences posted in the forum).
9 January 2009
The title of the start page is changed in order to welcome users to "The AviationKnowledge Wiki & Forum". This change reinforces the ambitions of making AviationKnowledge a collaborative project for collating and managing aviation knowledge.
17 December 2008
Launch of the "knowledge base". The knowledge base, as well as provisions for adding more pages to it, are introduced in the start page. Any new pages created in the knowledge base will be in the default "Aviation" category.
15 December 2008
Experiments with pages to create an aviation knowledge base beyond the forum started. The first two pages created were "24 hours air traffic simulation" and "Survive a plane crash".
5 December 2008
Change of the title of the start page. The new title welcomes users to "The AviationKnowledge Forum". This change hints toward the ambitions of the forum to become a learning center, not just a collection of anecdotes.
24 October 2008
Launch of the forum. The forum is a more efficient tool for purpose. It also integrates all three issues into one: human factors. Thus, the previous three support pages are disestablished, and the comments on them are migrated onto the forum proper. Ab-initio incidents and examples of good airmanship are the main threads at this point. Other threads will be created or expanded when necessary.
21 October 2008
The site gets a third support page with a "Comments" functionality. This third thread covers wider "human factors" issues, and is centered on the pilot rather than on the machine.
20 October 2008
Pilots start making their first contributions to the site. At this time, there are two main support pages with a "Comments" functionality. These pages act as forum threads, one for the PA-28-161 Piper Warrior and the other for the PA-34 Piper Seneca V. Their main focus is on technical and ergonomic issues related to those two aircraft type.
16 October 2008
Launch of AviationKnowledge. The site is intended as an aviators' forum for learning and support purposes, where pilots can write about their incidents and give and receive feedback and tips, as appropriate. The motto of the site is "AviationKnowledge, where you can tell so we all learn". The start page welcomes users to "The Aviation Support Forum".

Founder and editor-in-chief

Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2008). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalezJDPerezgonzalez).


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