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Your Favorite Registration And Why?  
User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8967 posts, RR: 76
Posted (3 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5054 times:
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Hi guys,

in the thread about which registration one flew this year, one posted his favorite registration. That made me think:

What is your favorite registration and why?

My favorite is: D-ABTD as it is on my favorite B744 of LH named Hamburg.

wilco737
  


It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
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User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5026 times:

TAP A340 CS-TOD:

The first time I flew in the cockpit of an aircraft was onboard TOD. I almost spent the entirity of a LAD-LIS flight (from taxi out to taxi in) in her cockpit, and I was a fascinated little youngster along with my brother in there. It is also the aircraft which I have flown the most to this date.

British Airways 744 G-BNLB:

One of those flights where everything from the flight buddies to the smell of the cabin, to the seat I was on was perfect. Simply a magnificent flight onboard lima bravo in September of 2008. She was sadly put in long term storage (still his) in November of that year  

Sorry I could not stick to just one registration.

Speedbird741



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

That would have to be G-WOWD, due to it's numerous appearances for me on ASW flights. Sadly it's now resting wfu at EXT, so I guess no more flights on it... at least for a while.


Dan  



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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2596 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5006 times:
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VR-HOP

Currently known as B-HOP, I dare say that this CX B744 is the one that has influenced me the most in becoming an aviation geek. I may have seen many planes around HKG before, living there in the 1980s when Kai Tak was still operational, and I had flown a couple of times before 'getting to know' VR-HOP, but this was the plane that make me go, 'wow, I want to fly on that plane'.

Way back in 1993 I flew on CX for the first time - on a B742 from PER-HKG-PER, and being only 12 at the time, I got a 'kid's entertainment pack' which included a Matchbox CX B744 in the old green and white stripes livery, and a poster of a close-up shot of VR-HOP, taken at a clever angle where the green and white striped logo on the winglet appeared immediately after the 'Cathay Pacific' titles on the fuselage on the port side, forming the CX corporate logo of the day.

I've never flown on Hotel Oscar Papa ... and probably never will. It is currently the oldest 744 still serving in CX's fleet after B-HOO was scrapped recently. I have no idea whether B-HOP is the next to go, and I have no plans to fly on a CX 744 any time soon as I simply cannot afford to. However, I'm on the hunt for a 1:400 scale model of VR-HOP in the old green and white stripes livery, so the memory will live on (albeit in 1:400 scale form).



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User currently offlineluxair747SP From Germany, joined May 2010, 504 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

My favorite was D-BIER, a Q200 of C9, but it is unfortunately not in service any more. All germans will understand why 
At the moment, my favorite one is 9V-SPG, a 744 of SQ, cause it was my first long haul flight.


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

Hmm this is a tough choice to make, but I have thought about it and here it is:

N272AY - US Airways - A330-300 - I always kept seeing the US A330's at LGW, wishing to one day fly on one of them. I just love the look of the US livery on the A330. In December of last year I finally got that chance too. When we got to the gate, there it was sitting there in all its glory. Had a great flight with on N272AY to CLT.

And well also I got to put N275AY (US Airways - A330-300), the reason being that it was the first wide bodied aircraft that I got to sit next to the window and also the same reasons as mentioned above.



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User currently offlineInitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1053 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4998 times:

A6-EDI

Why?
- My first A380 flight
- My first First Class Suites flight

Nuff said.  



One way I will fly around the world!
User currently offlinePWMRamper From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 611 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4996 times:

N166GJ.

First plane I ever worked on as a Ramper. Started my craze for the industry, which will be my career.  


User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2872 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4989 times:

I always loved N757AA. One would think that this would be a B757 in the AA fleet. Nope. Its a C152 that belongs to my alma mater over at FRG LOL! I got to fly this aircraft twice as well.

Registry information here:

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...Num_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N757AA



"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4970 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 8):
N757AA. One would think that this would be a B757 in the AA fleet. Nope. Its a C152

Haha a very good way to trick people! This makes me think, I'll try and find a Cessna with a very similar A380 reg lol   



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2421 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

This morning I saw N1, the Gulfstream IV operated by the US government and used by the Secretary of Transportation. Mr. LaHood. He visited Cessna in Wichita, KS today as part of a General Aviation rally. I was able to walk up to the wing tip and take photos.
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N1, G-IV, Taken in Wichita, KS, March 21, 2011. Secretary of Transportation LaHood attended a General Aviation Rally.


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2872 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4931 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 9):
Haha a very good way to trick people!

LOL, true, but I think it has had that N# since the beginning (1977), IIRC the 757 didn't enter service until the early 80's so the winner is the C152 on this one  



"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4924 times:

Yeah haha! I bet there are quite a few light aircraft around with a few unique or interesting reg's like your one.


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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2092 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

Midwest Airlines Boeing 717- N914ME

I don't know if it was the very first Midwest 717 I ever flew, but I've been on it at least a dozen times.

Also up there is N8553J, a 1967 Cessna 150 that a took my first flight lesson in.



Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4884 times:

C-GONR

A QK Dash-8-100. I flew it YYJ-YVR, after my (successful) interview to join the airline industry. Plus, it is just such a fantastic reg. to have on an aircraft (you're a GONR)!

C-FFYJ
C-FFYM
C-FFYT

All three are AC E190s. In my opinion, the reg's. stand for YYJ, YMM, YYT. Domestically, YYJ is the destination furthest to the west, YMM furthest to the north (at the time, YXY now holds that title), and YYT the furthest to the east. I have no idea if that is ACTUALLY why they were registered that way, but I like to think it is.

Being totally juvenile....

C-FGLY

An AC E190, speaks for itself.



Last Flight(s): YHZ-YYZ-YHZ.....Next Flight(s): YHZ-YYZ-IAH // IAH-SEA-YYJ // YYJ-YYZ-YHZ
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4857 times:

Quoting RJLover (Reply 14):
C-FGLY

I was going to post this one but you beat me to it 

Good ol' fin 308 hehe.

Also QK fin 309 C-FACT  Dash 8-300

[Edited 2011-03-22 00:16:33]

[Edited 2011-03-22 00:16:52]


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User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8967 posts, RR: 76
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4852 times:
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I wonder that nobody has posted these registraions yet:


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Pretty cool as well 

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlinevhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

If I had to have a favourite it would have to be the twin sisters "Anna & Anne". Growing up in DRW in the early 90's my Grandmother would always take me to the airport whether we were dropping people off or not. Back then Ansett had 4 727-277LR aircraft which frequented the AN58 DRW-ADL-MEL and AN155 DRW-BNE-SYD flights for me these 727's were always the highlight of the day. Two of these wore the registrations VH-ANA and VH-ANE where I got the Anna + Anne from. There was also VH-ANB and VH-ANF but I didn't have names for these. I never did manage to get a flight on Anne but in December 1994 I flew on AN58 to visit family in Adelaide and scored a ride on Anna not only was this my first unaccompanied flight but it was also my first and last flight on a 727.


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Other registrations I am fond of are

VH-CZP - Ansett 737-300 featured in a lot of the promotional material then Ansett launched their Deregulation livery in 1990 a lot of the pictures I used to draw of 737-300's as a child depicted VH-CZP.

VH-OJD - Qantas 747-400 my first 747 flight also named "Brisbane" where I reside

VH-JCR - Learjet 35A I was fiddling around with the aircraft register one day searching my initials and similar combinations JCR turned out to be a Learjet which I thought was pretty cool. several years later I was sitting in a QF 737 at MEL pushing back I looked out the window at the taxiing Learjet guess which one it was???



Vhqpa.



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4843 times:

How about these ones? 
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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4834 times:

I'd have to say that Occidental jets were one of my favorites, N20XY or N50XY. Radio telephony often heard as "Gulfstream 5 OXY!

THe very best was Union Pacifc with their HS-25's, N7UP and N8UP. They didn't so much mind the "Hawker 7 UP", but "Hawker 8 UP" didn't make them to happy!  



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4795 times:

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 16):
I wonder that nobody has posted these registraions yet:
Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 18):
How about these ones?

Haha very funny!
   

I know James May (from Top Gear UK) has his own plane with the reg G-OCOK.



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User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3575 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

SATA Internacional A310
CS-TGU
"Terceira"

It was on this aircraft that I once flew BOS-LIS and the captain allowed me to sit up front with him and the F/O for over 3 hours on the way over. We talked about sports, women, maybe aviation, etc...

A great crew and a great vacation that followed. This was circa 2000



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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 16):
I wonder that nobody has posted these registraions yet:

You beat me by 11 hours  



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4760 times:

G-MONC ZB 757

The first real flight I remember, STN - BGR - BGI and back in 1990. We went to the cockpit, the crew were fantastic, and gave me a signed postcard of MONC. This was the beginning of the aviation bug.

I also always smile when I get on C-FUWS  (Westjet 73G)



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24798 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4755 times:

I always liked the B.Cal/BA DC-10-30 registered G-DCIO.


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Quoting luxair747SP (Reply 4):
My favorite was D-BIER, a Q200 of C9, but it is unfortunately not in service any more.

That would be an unfortunate registration for a carrier from an English-speaking country, considering the English meaning of "bier":

a frame or stand on which a corpse or the coffin containing it is laid before burial.

[Edited 2011-03-22 21:53:31]

25 Post contains images HorizonGirl : There are several who come to mind, I couldn't possible narrow it down to one to mention here. If you don't care for long stories, you may wish to sto
26 ThirtyEcho : Mine would have to be N59SW, a Southwest 732 in the original puke color scheme. Strangely enough, this was at one time the most searched registration
27 Flyingfox27 : I like G-VFOX as i like Foxes hehe, i also like the ones i have flown in aswell. One i would really like to see again at Heathrow is A6-EHJ but i thin
28 Post contains links and images ZKNCL : Guess I'll give you a clue- http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-N...d=a89cc36cd3928174a47f43970e8dd772 http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-N...d=a89cc36
29 Post contains images KingFriday013 : I have several, but my top favorite is N678DL. I've flown on it more than any other airplane, and it was also my first DL 757. Just based on the regis
30 RJLover : I flew on FGLY yesterday (28Mar), YHZ-YOW-YEG! I couldn't believe it when I looked out the terminal window and saw FGLY waiting for me!
31 NorthstarBoy : One: DL L1011-1 Fin 731. I was 14 years old, standing at the gate watching ship 731 getting ready for departure to Atlanta, the captain is standing by
32 Post contains images eastafspot : Interresting thread! May the Force (fly)BE with you Wilco :
33 Post contains images fxramper : I don't have a favorite, but your photo is awesome.
34 The777Man : N777UA First 777 in passenger service. I have flown on it once. It's also the license plate number on my car in Los Angeles. The777Man[Edited 2011-03-
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