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What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?  
User currently offlineIAH744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8086 times:

1. THE BONE [b1b lancer]

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=930764

2. HORNET [f/a 18]

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=975459


what else is there?


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User currently offlineTennisace From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8084 times:

BA146........."Tonka jet" or "Fisher Price jet"

User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8044 times:

Citation X...SLICER! or as a friend put it once, Sex with wings

Tu154....HOOVER!

Airbus A320...STRIMMER

JSD



"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3884 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8022 times:

First, Hornet is not a nickname but (semi) official.

Viper is a good one for the F-16.

Here, the BAe 146 is sometimes nicknamed Willie Wortel (Gyro Gearloose in Dutch) probably because it's such a strange contraption. Which did outlive the Fokker F.28/70 by the way.

Stringbag for the Fairey Swordfish.

Peter



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7996 times:

BUFF for the B-52.............
Big Ugly Fat F*****


User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7974 times:
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I like the nickname for the F-105, the "THUD"
A380- Whalejet
A-10 Thunderbolt II aka "Warthog"
F-104 Starfighter "Missile with a man in it"



C'mon Big B, FLY!
User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7972 times:

Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 5):
F-104 Starfighter "Missile with a man in it"

It had the nickname "Witwenmacher" - "Widowmaker" in Germany....


User currently offlineSunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7941 times:

I always like the name "Bandit" for Embraers Bandierantes

User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2719 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7890 times:

(La chancha) is a nickname for AR B737,it`s funny!!!


Tengo una pasion para la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7886 times:

MD-88 aka MadDog (what a great name for such a tame plane)
F-4 aka Phantom
F-4G aka Wild Weasel
B-52 aka Buff (A319XFW beat me to it)
U-2 aka Dragon Lady
KC-10 aka Extender
DeHavilland DH-6(?) aka Beaver
The Embraer micromini jets aka Barbie Jets or Jungle Jets

I don't like the F-22 Raptor name. Too many things got named after freaking dinosaurs after "Jurassic Park" came out in the 90s. That said, they fly over my house in Marietta, GA quite often and they would scare the crap out of me if I was one of the bad guys.

Quoting SunValley (Reply 7):
I always like the name "Bandit" for Embraers Bandierantes

I swear ComAir and ASA even listed this nickname on their websites, literature, etc.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7387 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7873 times:

I've always liked the 'Tristar' L1011. Has a nice ring to it.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7864 times:

The "vomit comet" for the DHC-6 Twin Otter.


You are now free to be sexually harassed and then terminated for filing a complaint--Southwest Airlines to me.
User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7861 times:

Tristar L1011
Dreamliner 787


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7844 times:

Quoting United_fan (Reply 10):
I've always liked the 'Tristar' L1011. Has a nice ring to it.

Forgot about that one! The L-1011 was my favorite plane.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7834 times:

MegaDog...my personal name for the MD-11.
Mega ...big
dog.......it really was not the plane it was suppose to be. Thats why they are freighters instead of pax carriers.
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 772 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7826 times:

I like the Dreamliner. Reminds me  cloudnine  - exactly what this smile shows!! Smile

Rgs
TR763



Transbrasil
User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 7822 times:

A380-Whale Jet
A318-Short Bus
C152-One sh*tty two (just a nickname at my flight school)



From YVR
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5327 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7801 times:

"Wobblin' Goblin" for the F-117 Nighthawk, "Porkchop" for the B-2 Spirit, and "Hoover" for the S-3 Viking.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3244 posts, RR: 45
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7790 times:

Its kind of along a different line, but for a 737: A baby called Fat Albert, is pretty good.

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5327 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7786 times:

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 3):
First, Hornet is not a nickname but (semi) official.

That'd be correct. The unofficial nickname of the F/A-18 is the "Plastic Bug" and F/A-18E/Fs have an unofficial nickname that's a blast from the past - "Rhino."



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 972 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7782 times:

I like the BAe 146: Jumbolino

Cheers
micha


User currently offlinePMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7775 times:

Quoting Tennisace (Reply 1):
BA146........."Tonka jet" or "Fisher Price jet"



Quoting ZKEOJ (Reply 20):
I like the BAe 146: Jumbolino

I like Smurfjet and Baby Jumbo for the 146!

Also Short Plane and Stupid Purchase for the 747SP.

Paul



Edith in his bed, a plane in the rain is humming, the wires in the walls are humming some song - some mysterious song
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7755 times:

IB A340 "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz."

User currently offlineRODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7754 times:

Alitalia's Embraer 170's are called wombles because of their nose.

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Photo © Mike Moores





User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7736 times:

Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 5):
I like the nickname for the F-105, the "THUD"

It was also called "Lead Sled", which I like.



"So many planes; so little time..."
25 IAHFLYR : Embraers in the 135/145 design....Pencil Jets B1....Bone is perfect
26 NHGrafx : The "Pregnant Guppy" which was that Aerospacelines conversion of Boeing 377's. Looks kind of like a 1960's prop version of the Airbus Beluga's and def
27 Egmcman : 747 lump 737 pocket rocket Airbus NB's minibus
28 HPLASOps : I've heard many refer to RJs as lawn darts.
29 Thepilot : Forgot one in my earlier post, 757-300: The flying pencil
30 Timology : that's a good one. I like to call Alitali's plane Snoopy as well.
31 Post contains images STT757 : C-141 Starlifter
32 BoeingPride800 : Boeing 747: Jumbo jet MD-80: Mad dog Boeing 737-6/7/8/900: Next Generation Airbus A380: Whalejet Eastern's L1011's: Whisperjets
33 NHGrafx : I forgot one of my favorites... "Old Shakey" for the C-124 Globemaster.
34 Post contains links and images RODOL : HS748's are called Budgies. I think that's quite sweet! View Large View MediumPhoto © Sören Klinger
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