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Best Aircraft Nickname Ever?  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6572 posts, RR: 51
Posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

You gotta love Muse Air's lone DC-9-30 named 'Spike". It was later replaced by a DC-9-50 named "Spirit of Spike". They only operated the -30 for a couple of years...I think it was fitted with 112 blue leather seats. I miss that airline! I flew them once to MCO, and on the way back, the aircraft was in the TranStar livery.


Steve in NOLA

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User currently offlineJetMark From Netherlands, joined Nov 2002, 63 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

I like Friendship and Fellowship for the Fokker 27 and the Fokker 28 very much: friendly and positive.

User currently offlineIVO From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

A300-600ST Nickname "Beluga"


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

I think all of the "Clipper ..." ships (God rest their souls) deserve honorable mention.

That said, I liked Playboy's "Black Bunny" name quite a bit. Also, AZ's "Portofino" sounds pretty nice.

As for livery names... "Tropical Megatop" and "Nalanji Dreaming" are an easy tie for #1 in my book.


User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

The Canadian Regional Jet CRJ-200 called BarbieJet. Funny
Don't like the FlyingPig nickname for the 737s!



It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineSkymaster From Denmark, joined Apr 2001, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

I think one of the most flattering nicknames for an aircraft is "Gooneybird". That name has sticked for 60 years!

User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

The most funny one I've ever seen is (or was) FedEX's 727 named "Two Bears". AS to the ones I liked all the "clipper....." and the "....peacemaker" from PanAm and Piedmont respectively are the highest in my rank.

thanks!


User currently offlineBwc1976 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

Best: Super Guppy.

Worst nickname I can remember, on the other hand, is American Airlines' "LuxuryJet" and "LuxuryLiner" (used for their narrowbodies and widebodies respectively). Keep in mind these names were decided on *before* MRTC.



User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

I like the 'Pocket Rocket' for the BAC 1-11s.

User currently offlineSwissA330 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2002, 613 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

Crossair nicknamed their BAe's/Avro's Jumbolino, and their Saab 2000 Concordino, which i find quite funny and good names

Greets

Pat



swissair/+/ we care
User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

For the record, Jj, Piedmont's planes were 'pacemakers,' not 'peacemakers.'

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User currently offlineCroFlight From Croatia, joined Jul 2001, 275 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

Allways the best:
Nickname for Tu-154: 727 diesel

CroFlight


User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

The "rope-start" 747-100. The 727 was known as the "pig" because it burnt a lot of gas and made a lot of sound.

User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Douglass DC10 The Death Cruiser

757 Flying Banana


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

MD-80 family: The Lawn Dart
MD-11: MD-911


User currently offlinePH-KCA From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

The Lockheed Constellation: Connie
This name goes well together with the beautiful lines of this old classic bird.


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3971 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

MD-80 'Skidbuggy'
MD-11 'Megadeath'
ERJ-145 'Jungle Jet and Flying Pencil'
737-220 'Guppy'

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Comeon guys!

Mad Dog MD-80s!
Diesel 9s  Smile


User currently offlineSs278 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3087 times:


Western used to refer to their (then) new 737-200's as "Fat Albert" after a Bill Cosby character.

One of the classiest names (along with the Clippers) were the TWA Constellations. They had individual names each beginning with "Star", such as Star of India, Star of Paris, and the airplane on which I took my very first flight, Star of Balmoral.


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Beechcraft 1900C. . ."Mesquito"



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User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Nickname given to the 737 when it was first introduced in the late 1960s: FLUF -- for Fat Little Ugly Fellow. (Even though I never agreed)

757: "Stork" for its long-legged appearance

Tu-204: "757ski" (as in a Slavic 757)


User currently offlineDeltadude8 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 569 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

MD-80's- Mad Dogs
L1011- The Tritanic


User currently offlineSkymaster From Denmark, joined Apr 2001, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

How about the "Equalizer" for the C-141 Starlifter. You put a well dressed millionaire and a bum into the plane. Then fly them across the Atlantic and they will look alike when they leave the plane.

User currently offlineTrident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

Hawker Siddeley Trident 3B - "The Gripper" because of its reluctance to leave the ground.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

MD-80 = Mad Dog (I remember my flight on the Mad Dog 83 in 2000, It surely is a Mad Dog)

L-1011 = Tristar


25 Post contains images UN_B732 : I 'dunno, I think RJ as a nickname for AA Regional Jets is nice :lol ) -Transaero Boeing 737-200
26 UALPHLCS : The best aircraft nickname is for the B-52. BUFF. For Big Ugly Fat F@#ker. It cracks me up to here it refered to as Buff and those who don't know what
27 Ilyushin96M : I've heard the old saying about the Tupolev TU-104, the first Russian jet airliner: ТУ сто-четы&
28 Post contains links and images L-188 : Reeve Aleutian had a YS-11 registered N169R. It had been aquired by Reeve after a worldwide search for a replacement YS for the one the Federal Aviati
29 Lt-AWACS : BAC 1-11 = 'Pocket Rocket' one of my favourites for civilian. Lockheed Constellation= 'Connie' another goodie one of our E-3s (tail 1604) is Nicknamed
30 BR715-A1-30 : Boeing 707-124 Golden Fan Jet
31 Shankly : II-76 (and I guess other jets) used for zero G astonaut training - Vomit Comet As Trident notes, despite its sleek lines, the HS Trident was known as
32 MasseyBrown : Navy sub hunting S2F = Stoof Radar version = Stoof with a roof.
33 Mas777 : I am quite sure I flew on a British Airways L1011 Tristar 200 to Kuala Lumpur in 1985 or 86 that was 'christened' - 'The Little Red Devil'. Anyone rem
34 N777UA : United used to name their airplanes "Friend Ships". Unofficial: 727: trimotor 737: FLUF (only the second F didn't stand for flyer, ha ha) 747: fat alb
35 Jeffs47 : I would have to say it is the Shorts 360. It is known as the Irish Concorde.
36 WMUPilot : At work we refer to Northwest's Airbuses as "Air Busters" Comair's ATR's as "All Trash Recpticals"
37 GDB : Concorde = The Rocket, Rocketship, Paraffin Pencil
38 Lymanm : BAe 146 - "Smurfjet with 5 APUs" Metroliner - "Deathpencil" DeHavilland 4 Caribou - "the only aircraft in the world that can suffer a reverse bird str
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