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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4646 times:

Hi all,

Was thinking about something earlier on... It was about planes having specific nicknames that relate to that specific model?

Example:

777- Charlie
767- Nobby

Something along those lines? Does anyone know of any?

Does this even happen?  Confused

Many Thanks,

Regards,

Justin  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineCptGirmayTesfa From Peru, joined Oct 2003, 406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4625 times:

We used to call the 737-200 'banana' as of the shape of the engines

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

753= Flying Pencil

DLKAPA


User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4620 times:

In SAS we call the 737-600 and -700 "the pig" or "piglet" because of their shape.


"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4605 times:

MD80= "Mag Dog"
ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4608 times:

777- Charlie
767- Nobby


what?!?! Those don't even make sense!  Laugh out loud

DC-10: Diesel 10
DC-9: Diesel 9

FB 05



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User currently offlineCptGirmayTesfa From Peru, joined Oct 2003, 406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

And off course the Shorts 360: "shoebox" !

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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4594 times:

I always call the 757s pencils (eg. pecil on short finals)
Sam Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

I think the most common is the B747: Jumbo Jet

-Stephen


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

777- Charlie
767- Nobby

You got the point though  Big grin I didn't know of any names so I made them up to convey my point!

As a pimp says to his h*es, keep 'em coming!

Regards,

Justin  Big thumbs up


User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

727: 3 Holer
......................



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User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4547 times:

As they reached the end of their service life here at Delta the three engined widebodies were slightly altered to reflect their growing lack of reliability.
MD-11 = MD A Lemon.
L-1011 = L-10 A Lemon.
Sometimes I wonder how ATL-NRT operates at all with the MD-11. When it went to Europe it seemed like I was rebooking passengers due to mechanical like every third day.


User currently offlineInflightmags From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4553 times:

When the 737 came out it was nicknamed "Fat Albert"



User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1024 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

A couple of years ago we called the DC-10's overtime.. That's when we still had overtime. Now I just call them scrap metal, Since I have taken great pleasure watching some of them being cut up in Mojave.

The Airbus we call Pigs since there always broken.

David
American Airlines BOS AMT

P.S. No offense to all pigs in the world having a Airbus being compared to you



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4528 times:

The TU-144 was dubbed Concordski


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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4504 times:



I don't think she minds  Wink/being sarcastic Big grin


User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4492 times:

Nihon YS-11:

Togo's Revenge
Yokohama Mama
The Weedeater (because it sounded just like one)

Fokker F-100:

The Barbie Dream Jet
The Mother Fokker

Boeing 737:

Fat Albert

Douglas DC-3:

Goony Birds



User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4477 times:

Boeing767mech

Not that I am an airbus fan, because I am not, but are you itching for a fight? because that last thread seemed like flamebait.

DLKAPA


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5343 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

Was on a US flight from PHL to CAE on an ERJ-145 and was seated near 3-4 non-revving flight crew and found they referred to the ERJs as the "Jungle Jet"

Also one I recall hearing was referring to Airbuses as "Plastic Fantastic."



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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4379 times:

Hehe..those are funny.

I always call the B732 the "Screaming Chicken"...cause it's so noisy.

We also loving refer to the CRJ's and ERJ's as "Lawn Darts".


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7359 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4379 times:
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707 = bong
737 = pig
747 = lump
sh330 = shed (could also be sh360)
vc10 = whale
Caravelle = carrot
ATP = skoda



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Virgin Sun A321 = flying banana

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User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

BAC 1-11 - Pocket Rocket!


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User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4356 times:

Some of these are really funny.

I hadn't heard the ERJs called Jungle Jets, but I have heard all kinds of RJs called Lawn Darts.


User currently offlineSkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

Just thought I'd trough in my two cents,

Fairchild Metro: Texas Sewerpipe
Dash 8 : Crash 8

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User currently offlineHigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

Fairchild metro= Toothpick
A300= A turd with wings
F-111 = "the pig"
just a few i have heard
high_flyr69



Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice Doggy' until you find the shot gun
25 Soulman : Have also heard of Airbus aircraft being referred to as a Scarebus - due to their so called cheap, plastic look. Soulman.
26 Meister808 : Looks like we are all lissing the obvious Air Force tag: B-52: BUFF (Big Ugly Fat F***er) And while I guess any McDonnell Douglas product could be ref
27 NorthStarDC4M : A few more for the Shorts 330/360: Winnebago Pregnant Cube Flying milk carton BUBF (takeoff of BUFF replace fat with boxy) Others... HS748: Budgie, sq
28 BA : Any Embraer jet - JungleJet CRJ - TundraJet BAe 146/Avro RJ - Jumbolino, WhisperJet Regards
29 Flairport : In "airplane", the guy (forgot his name) says: "It looks like a giant Tylanol!" I think that is true for all planes
30 N766UA : In "airplane", the guy (forgot his name) says: "It looks like a giant Tylanol!" That was Johnny referring to the fact that it had big red stripes.
31 DAirbus : Here's some other ones I've heard for the L-1011: L-1011 stands for "late 10 out of 11 times" due to the extended mechanical delays as the plane reach
32 Benjamin : When I was in Kenya, I flew a DC-3 from the "bush" back to Nairobi. They called it the Vomit Comet then, and, after the flight, I understood. I have a
33 Garnetpalmetto : Well, while not in the realm of civil aviation, it seems like military aircraft get quite a few more- some of my favorites (from http://www.csd.uwo.ca
34 Post contains images Pilotpip : The F-105 was also called the Thud, because of the sound they made when they hit the ground. Nobody has mentioned that the DC-8, 9etc are called Diese
35 Olympus69 : Let's not forget Twotter for the DHC-6 Twin Otter.
36 Inflightmags : DC-10 = the flying coffin Due to hydraulic problems that cause many disasters/accidents in the 70s
37 Paulc : HS121 Trident was known as the 'Ground Gripper' because of its reluctance to get airborne. A7 corsair was the SLUFF (Short Little Ugly Fat ****er) Tor
38 Post contains images DeltaGuy : AV-8B, instead of "Harrier" it's "Scarrier" A-7 Corsair II, SLUF or BUFF Hornet, lawn darts (name used by S-3 pukes) (not really in the US), but somet
39 Garnetpalmetto : Current carrier aircraft all have those semi-derogatory nicknames of course: F-14 is the Turkey, F/A-18 is the Plastic Bug, S-3 is the Hoover, EA-6 is
40 Post contains links and images RA-85154 : All about Soviet/Russian aircraft nicknames http://aeroweb.lucia.it/~agretch/RAFAQ/Prozvischa.html Regards Martijn
41 Xray : 707 = bong 737 = pig 747 = lump DC8 = tube DC10 = '10 DC9 = '9 1-11 = onee Trident = trid
42 Charliecossie : Anything by Embraer - Piece of sh*t 'Arrier - Leaping Heap ATP - Advanced Technical Problem Argosy - Whistling Tit
43 Av8rPHX : RJ's = Replacement Jets (since more airlines are moving to smaller jets for lower traveled routes)
44 Post contains images SA006 : In South Africa we call the A340-600 "Dachhund(sp?) or Sausage Dog Rgds SA006
45 Pecoua : At My Airline, we call the 737's "Guppies".
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