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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14320 times:

As we all know:
B747 = Jumbo Jet
A380 = WhaleJet
B757 = Rocket
AN124 = Ruslan
AN225 = Mryia
Bae146 = Whisperliner
L1011 = Tristar

But what nicknames could be given to the following a/c:
A300
A310
A320
A340
B767
B777
MD11


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User currently offlineDizzy8 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14287 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Bae146 = Whisperliner

Do we really call the BAe-146 the "Whisperliner?" I've never heard of that!

"Whisperliner" is what Eastern Airlines called their wide-bodies...L-1011's, A300's...and I'm assuming their 747's and DC-10's.

They called their narrow-bodies "WhisperJets."

(No big deal...it's just something I didn't know!)


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14277 times:

ERJ's = Jungle jets

B737-200's = Fat Albert, Jurrasic Jet

B727 = Three Holer

Among my co-workers:
B777 = Aluminum Overcast (Name given to the B-36)

A340-200/300 = Ground Hog


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14277 times:

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 2):
A340-200/300 = Ground Hog

 rotfl 



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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14277 times:
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Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
MD11

I have a friend who calls the MD-11 "Peanut Gallery" due to the shape of the #2 engine nacelle. Reminds him of a peanut. And if the MD-11 is white, he calls it a "Tampon with wings"

I like to call the 767 the Flying Brick. I have always had trouble landing 767s on FlightSim because of how they handle. When I flare before touchdown, the aircraft will pull its nose up, float for a few seconds, then come slamming down extremely hard. I have seen the real ones land quite hard as well. Plane lands like a brick, hence my nickname for it. I wish I knew the trick to a "greaser" with the 767

Oh, and the 777 is a "767 on steroids".



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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14269 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Bae146 = Whisperliner

Minor point, but I thought it was a Whisperjet



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14269 times:

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 5):
Minor point, but I thought it was a Whisperjet

Aye, that sounds right, although I've heard it called both



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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14242 times:

What about this one:

A318 = Babybus

When I saw with BD we called our 319s "babybus", but as we now have the 318 in regular service I think the title more fairly belongs to it. Don't you think?

 scratchchin 



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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4865 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14226 times:

A320 - Scooter/Skoda
BAe 146 - WhimperJet
747 - JumboJet/Queen of the Skies
A380 - Whalejet
777 - T7 (there are others too)
metroliner - Flying Pencil
Helicopters - RotoPalmTrees
B757 - Stick Insect
B767 - Slug
MD11 - SCUD
L1011 - Tritanic
MD80 - Mad Dog 80
Be1900D - Flying Mosquito
 

[Edited 2006-05-18 13:15:11]


56 types. 38 countries. 24 airlines.
User currently offlineDizzy8 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14195 times:

The nicknames that always crack me up are the ones for the IAI Westwind...either the "Rabbi Rocket" or the "Jew Canoe."

(NO DISRESPECT INTENDED. I have the highest regard for Jewish folks and am a card-carrying member of the Anti-Defamation League!)


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14173 times:

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 2):
B737-200's = Fat Albert, Jurrasic Jet

The 737-200 isn't "Fat Albert"... the Hercules C-130 is  Smile

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 7):

A318 = Babybus

I like the name "Babybus" Big grin

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 2):
A340-200/300 = Ground Hog

 bigthumbsup  Great aircraft still though  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14166 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Bae146 = Whisperliner

The Bae146 is also commonly referred to as 'Jumbolino'



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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 14105 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 10):
The 737-200 isn't "Fat Albert"... the Hercules C-130 is

Hate to ruin your day, but the 737-100/-200 has been referred to as Fat Albert since before you were born. And for educational purposes, Fat Albert is a Marine Corps C-130 that supports the Blue Angels and is painted in a demonstration color scheme.


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 14010 times:

DC-9s: Diesel Nines
CRJ: Barbie Jet


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13997 times:

The BAE 146 is a 'Quadrapuff'.

Tim.



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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13973 times:

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 12):
Hate to ruin your day, but the 737-100/-200 has been referred to as Fat Albert since before you were born. And for educational purposes, Fat Albert is a Marine Corps C-130 that supports the Blue Angels and is painted in a demonstration color scheme

I think you will also find that the C130 is known as a Fat Albert all over the world. It certainly is in the RAF.


User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13957 times:

Slight thread drift.

One of my favourates was the Whisling Tit, the Argosy.

http://www.simviation.com/gallery/76K0-%20XR446%20Argosy%20EGHH.jpg

(a bit of a sad photo btw)


User currently offlineAither From South Korea, joined Oct 2004, 859 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13893 times:

Quote:
A380 = Whalejet

In your dreams...

"Tristar" was a name or "Mrya" etc.

"Whalejet" is rather used by A380 bashers.

[Edited 2006-05-18 17:21:59]


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User currently offlineAither From South Korea, joined Oct 2004, 859 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13850 times:

If you have to find a nickname to the A380 that would be "Superjumbo".

Today there was a lot of press releases about the aircraft flying over england so you can check by yourself :
"Superjumbo" :
http://news.google.fr/news?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&edition=us&q=superjumbo

compared to "Whalejet" :

http://news.google.fr/news?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&edition=us&q=whalejet

I think there is no debate about the nickname of the A380 if it had to get one.



Never trust the obvious
User currently offlineDixieDawg From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13847 times:

Quoting Aither (Reply 17):
"Whalejet" is rather used by A380 bashers.

If i call the americans "stupid idiots" that's not a nickname either, this is bashing.

Where the hell did this come from? The A380 is called 'Whalejet' because of it's size, which makes perfect sense. There is nothing derogatory about the term 'Whalejet'.

Admit it, you were just looking for an excuse to use the term 'stupid idiots' to an American. Your attempt to cover it up by using a weak analogy is lame.


User currently offlineJnj561 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 13827 times:
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The 737 is known as the "Guppy".

User currently offlineKLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 812 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 13827 times:

A318 : Tender to A380

For the oil sheiks who will purchase VIP A380, they 'll put their tender to on the A380 roof so they can fly out to smaller airports  Smile


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 13807 times:

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 15):
I think you will also find that the C130 is known as a Fat Albert all over the world. It certainly is in the RAF.

I stand corrected. My apologies.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 13782 times:

Quoting A319114 (Reply 11):
The Bae146 is also commonly referred to as 'Jumbolino'

Only by Crossair


BAC-111, Pocket Rocket

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 2):
Fat Albert

Was used by BN as one of may nicknames for their orange 747's.


User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 13762 times:

We shouldn't forget the B-52 - BUFF for Big Ugly Fat *ucker  Smile

25 Glom : We have found a reference to WhaleJet on BBC Southern Counties. So it's official. Besides, it's more interesting. SuperJumbo is just copying and I'm s
26 Post contains images 797 : MDs= Mad Dog I used to call AA's 727s "Flying Can" Then how would you call the flying whale? Whalejet, Big Bertha, Flying Mammoth.... I can come up wi
27 Post contains links and images Oly720man : Emb 170 known in these parts as a Womble (because of the nose) View Large View MediumPhoto © Ian Schofield see remark
28 Tugger : I thought it was the Plastic Fantastic! and then there's that too! Tug[Edited 2006-05-18 18:21:43]
29 Post contains images Zvezda : The Lumberjack is what pilots, rampers, MX folk, and even Wall Street analysts call the airliner that has cut down the most trees.
30 Post contains images TinkerBelle : I beg to differ. Whalejet is not derogatory in any way. It’s just a fitting name. Now, if we're talking about 'Bertha' for the A380, I can see wher
31 Antonovman : when BA started operating the A320's of BCal they were nicknamed the Atari Ferrari
32 11Bravo : F/A-18: Plastic Doodle Bug or Plastic Jet F-111: Aardvark or 'vark EF-111: Sparkvark A-10: Warthog or Hog A-7: SLUF (Short Little Ugly Fu*ker) B787: D
33 Tugger : These could all also be considered "degrading" except A) they aren't, they're just nicknames and B) nobody cares. In fact pilots tend to think up som
34 797 : Oh, the 772LR is the WORLDLINER Cheers
35 YOWza : Huh? BD has 318s? since when? YOWza
36 Tugger : By the way, these are the company's names for the planes which makes them not a nickname. I believe nicknames are created outside of the control of t
37 Pdpsol : At AR, everyone affectionally refers to the 737-200 as "la chancha", which, translated into English, means "sow" or "female pig". AR has been flying t
38 Andz : At SAA it is called a "fluffy" or "fluff jet", which comes from FLUF... f 'ing little ugly f 'er!
39 Post contains images AkjetBlue : I noticed no one much mentioned turbo props. I worked at Comair/DL Conx back in the day. The EMB-120 (E120) was a nice speedy little plane, all shiny
40 C5onknees : Sorry, but the A320 is NOT the Scooter. The Scooter is what Pilots call the 727 because of it's size and speed. Also, the A380 is not the Whalejet.. 7
41 C5onknees : Oh yeah, the Air Force call the C-5 Fred, and the C-17 Barney. Alot of Pilots that fly Big Iron call CRJ's and ERJ's chumpjets as well. I've also know
42 Pavlin : That is true. Some guys on this forum discussed the name for A380 and some liked whalejet and now they think all will follow. True. On news you alway
43 Nonfirm : 737=FLUF= fat little ugly fu_ _ er. MD-80= mud duck or lawn dart.
44 Isitsafenow : The bashers call the A380 the A three-ugly. safe
45 Post contains images Tugger : "SuperJumbo" is the class of the plane. The 747 is a "Jumbo Jet" (and remember that Jumbo was also a common circus elephant name. Hmmmm, so does that
46 Olympus69 : You Brits seem to have a reputation for coming up with catchy nicknames. The earliest one I can remember was 'Shed' for the Shorts 330. I'm sure ther
47 AvConsultant : I heard it referred to as the "Scope-Jet". Lawn Dart IAlso heard it referred to as the Tritantic Hmmm FLUF - Fat Little Ugly *ucker 727 - Lead Sled E
48 KL5147 : Fokker F27 = Friendship Fokker F28 = Fellowship
49 Gkirk : Fokker 100 = Mother Fokker
50 ACDC8 : Crossair did name their Bae146´s the "Jumbolino", however, it is also a common reference to the aircraft type over here by the German media and many
51 Breiz : For reasons I have not been able to trace, some US pilots have nicknamed the A320 "Fifi". Can anyone explain? (the fact that "Fifi" sounds French is
52 JGPH1A : The C130 (and the Safair civilian L100's) were referred to in the SAAF as "Flossies".
53 LH417AF025 : i love boeing and this airplane, but i heard this one and thought it was funny... 777- Cripple Seven... Also my ex told me that LH crews would call th
54 LouA340 : I know it has definately been discussed here somtime ago and I think Whalejet took it. I think its sorta catchy and the A380's nose does resemble one
55 Tugger : I gotta say, when I was looking at the pics of it coming into LHR it did have that look. It is huge, amazing, and majestic when flying in. (see I thi
56 ACDC8 : Not on GKirks list, but: L1049 Constellation was called the "Connie" Ju52 is known as the "Tante Ju"
57 Electech6299 : Triple Orphan (although many call the 717 orphan, I thinks that's unfair to it's Mad Dog cousins) As for the 380 and 787, I think it's only fair to a
58 Breiz : Sorry KL5147, but these are official names, not nicknames. Constellation is an official name, Connie is the nickname.
59 KELPkid : The DC-3 (and all it's military derivatives) had several nicknames: Gooney Bird Tin Goose (and I know this moniker was also used for Ford Tri-Motors)
60 Post contains images COA735 : JM
61 Post contains images KELPkid : Also the EAA's airworthy B-17 The name that I've heard for the B-36 Peacekeeper: 6 turning, 4 burning (referring to the 6 reciprocating and 4 jet eng
62 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Well why is superjumbo so much more charming than whalejet? is an elephant nicer to look at than a blue whale? or a killer whale for that matter? I d
63 Post contains images AJO : And the F100 hangar queen would be the Bad Mother Fokker
64 COERJ145 : Actually the A318 would fit this catagory better.
65 MesaMXORD : B747- The HOG A380- Whalejet ( I like the A380 alot and think the name fits) ERJ- Jungle Jet 757-Hot rod Mean ones CRJ- Canadian Torture tube Bae146-
66 KELPkid : Stateside, I've heard the C-130 called a "Herk" or a "Herky Bird" by our servicemen.
67 Post contains images KELPkid : My personal nickname for this type is "stubby" Maybe it'll catch on with the rest of the world now
68 KELPkid : I've also heard the F-117A referred to as the "flying cockroach"...I can kind of see the resemblance!
69 Gkirk : F50 = Gary Glitter (i.e. Baby Fokker)
70 Post contains links and images STARalliance24 : Isnt the B767 suppose to be the luxury liner? Or is it only American Airlines who named like that? View Large View MediumPhoto © Andrew Hunt - A
71 MesaMXORD : 777- The Boeing Blow Dryer, you can tell a 777 is at the airport if you don't even see it cause it sounds like a massive blow dryer on steroids and is
72 Jepstein : I made up this one: A340, the A330 on steroids.
73 ACDC8 : AA named them this. I believe they also named several other aircraft this such as the DC10 and A300. EA did the same with the L1011 and B757 (I belie
74 Post contains images STARalliance24 : Oh Ok Thanks
75 AirPacific747 : 777 - A 767 on steroids
76 Jetflyer : NO OFFENSE intended to anyone here but I call CRJs and ERJs "spazzers" or wannabe jets.
77 Rigo : There is nothing derogatory in that nickname IMO. Whales are majestic and tremendously powerful animals
78 Tmarch291 : Thats odd, I know there is a cargo airliner that is also known as the guppy, however I don't know its model number.
79 Post contains images Zkpilot : Thats short for Boeingbaby nice! I beg to differ.... Heard it called the scooter many times, mostly because it looks a bit like a scooter, it scoots
80 MesaMXORD : Mitsubishi MU-2 "Widow Maker"
81 Post contains images Boeingfanyyz : B737- Workhorse B767- Luxury Liner A380- big, ugly, fat plane with on-board petting zoo, bowling alley and landing strip! Cheers, Boeingfanyyz
82 Post contains images F9mechanic : At Frontier we call our 318's short busses.
83 N766UA : B1900 = Flipper (The nose looks an aweful lot like that of a dolphin.)
84 Tugger : And it will come from there and the people who fly and work on them. All the discourse on the A380's nickname is irrelavent, we can call what we wish
85 DHHornet : Some more… ERJ 145 – The Brazilian Vacuum Cleaner. It sounds like one when taxing! 737-200 – Pig Jet. Short and fat. 748 – Budgie. Why? Argosy
86 ONTFlyer : 757-300 = The Flying Pencil
87 Post contains images DL777Dude : I personally like 787 "The Lego Liner", but "Dreamliner" is so much more catchier.
88 CitationJet : Swearingen Metroliner = San Antonio sewer pipe, SAT rocket (due to ATO) RJ, CRJ = Pencil jets MD80 = Super slug, K-Mart 727 727 = Three-holer
89 United787 : American also named the MD-80 the Super 80. Someone on A-net called the CRJ the Penis Plane. I thought that was hilarious![Edited 2006-05-19 04:30:07
90 Post contains links and images FLY2HMO : Exactly!!! -- Not an airliner, but the PA-44 Seminoles we fly at Riddle are affectionately called Semenholes Also the Robinson 22 and 44 choppers loo
91 Post contains images MD90fan : -ERJ series-Jungle Jet, Flying Cigar, Grasshopper -CRJ series-Barbie jets, Flying Hockey sticks, Cramped Regional Jet. -757-Rocket jet, Hot Rod, Porsc
92 COAMiG29 : At J-W operating company based at ADS, we call our super decathelon the vommit commit (many ceo's don't know what it can do but they learn quickly)
93 LTU932 : Aren't all Embraer jet aircraft named Junglejet, not only the ERJ but also the E-Jets? AA pretty much named all of their widebodies, and I believe al
94 Post contains images Motopolitico : Due to its enlarged "forehead" I think A380 strongly resembles a cartoon character from my teenage years, Brain from Pinky and the Brain. Would BrainJ
95 Post contains images 777fan : Booooooooo. True dat. Other names I've heard over the years: 737-200: Stump, Crap Box DC-8-60: Smokey Joe A319: Buzz A340: Hoover 757: Honey, Slim 76
96 Ckfred : A friend of mine calls MD-80s "Snakes" because their fuselages are so long and thin. Anthing built by Airbus is a "Scarebus" because their flight mana
97 DALOCCDtyDrctr : -- I thought it was because their "technologicaly advanced" tails fall off? The L-1011 was affectionately know as the "Tri-Tanic" in its last few yea
98 SWALoveField : Airbus themselves named a jet after a whale, the Beluga. So why is Whalejet offensive? Robb Dallas, TX
99 Ordspotter : As I could recall: B777 - Bigfoot L1011 - Deathstar
100 Alias1024 : CRJ= Climb Restricted Jet Going along with this, when RJs were first introduced, it was said that RJ stood for Reset Jet because you had to shut them
101 Trident3 : Suprised no one has said this: The Trident was known as the Gripper by its crews because of its poor takeoff performance.
102 Post contains images Tommy767 : LOLZ! Here's a few: 762 = the chunky liner or "Chubby Checker" 763 = The leaner and longer version of the "Chubby Checker." 764 = The JACKED 767. Tom
103 Post contains images Dalavia : I have often heard the Shorts 360 referred to as the Irish Concorde
104 Post contains images LTU932 : Hmm, how about this? 757-300: The original Flying Pencil A340-600: Airbus Flying Pencil 777-300ER: Fat Flying Pencil I prefer the name EA gave them:
105 Tugger : Anybody know if there is a nickname for the Vickers VC-10? I flew that on BOAC on several trips over to Britian in the 70's. I still think it's a cool
106 Akjetblue : Just curious, when I was at Delta i often heard guys calling the 757 "the lady" or jsut "lady" Upon asking why they would call her the lady he said th
107 Post contains links and images AeroWesty : The BAe-146 will always be the Smiliner to me. http://www.psa-history.org/museum/smiliner.htm View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Duarte Jr.
108 Geo772 : A few I've heard over the years. Concorde = Paraffin Pencil, Rocket. DC10 = Death Cruiser MD11 = More Death 2 B777 with RR engines = easy jet due to t
109 Traveler_7 : 735 some times called as Baby-Boeing. the nickname of SAAB 2000 reflects that it is quite fast (some word sounds similar to Concorde) but can't rememb
110 NumberTwelve : In Germany we called the 727 the "Europa Jet" and the 737 "City Jet". 707 Inter Continental Jet
111 AirPacific747 : The 777 - The flying cigar, or as someone mentioned earlier, the flying pen
112 Post contains images Vc10 : Tugger I do not think you are going to like this,but the VC-10 was often referred to as the "Iron Duck" Bristol Britannia was known as the "Whispering
113 Gkirk : B757-300 = Flying Pencil
114 Post contains images AeroWesty :
115 LTU932 : The BAe 146 is known as the "Jumbolino" in Switzerland. The Saab 2000 also had a similar named in Switzerland; it was known as the "Concordino". Don'
116 Packman : My preference for the A380 would be "Mammoth" and I have thought of them as this since I saw the first plans for the aircraft. The mammoth was a lot l
117 Post contains links Pavlin : A380 is called superjumbo in media. link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4182641.stm
118 Post contains images AirPacific747 : the BAE 146 is the jumbojet wannabe [Edited 2006-05-19 11:24:49]
119 Breiz : This is the most logical explanation I have heard so far, thanks Alias1024. Actually, wasn't this device (female warning voice) introduced first on t
120 Post contains images Solnabo : 753 - The Flying Pen/Dildo 764 - Fly direct to Mojave 777 - Cripple Seven 787 - 767NNG 737OG - Flying coffin 318 - Cutie Pie/Baby Bus 342/3 - Flying H
121 United787 : I have heard someone refer to the 757 as the Mosquito.
122 Breiz : Wait a sec.! The A306ST is named "Beluga", not "WhaleJet".
123 Tugger : Nah, ducks are good. I think its pretty good name to by stuck with and it's still a cool plane. And it's better than what I first thought you said: "
124 Post contains images Vc10 : Tugger That was the name given to some of the flight deck crew that flew them littlevc10
125 Pihero : In some circles , -the 320 is called the "Minibus" -the 319 the "Babybus" -the318 the "microbus" Never heard of a nickname for the 321. It is not a fe
126 Tugger : And some A people claim the B people are the bomb throwing lot. "Poke, Poke, 'Hey, is it dead yet? I think it'll still jump if I poke it with this st
127 C5onknees : CRJ=Climb Restricted Jet? Are you kidding, the CRJ climbs like a rocket.. it's only restricted by who's flying it. Trust me, I know it's not climb res
128 ACDC8 : Tu 144 "Concordeski" was another popular nickname.
129 Post contains images Boeing Nut : In STL, during TWA's heyday, ground controllers would give traffic advisories to other TWA aircraft. - Give way to the company whale ahead and to you
130 Pelican22 : Here are a few more that I have heard/used over the years Bae146 = Smiliner 737 = Pig in Alaska aka Mudhen 747 = Lump C130 = Hippo C17 = Moose C5 = Fa
131 Breiz : If it is not a female voice (as opposed to the voice of a woman), what is it then?
132 Olympus69 : Those are not nicknames. They are official NATO designations.
133 Isitsafenow : MD-11...Mega Dog LOL...thats good!....and so true, especially the 1649's..the TWA mechanics hated that one. safe
134 Pavlin : An-124 has two Condor and Ruslan. A380 has no name yet, but in the media they call it SuperJumbo (even though some A.netters like to call him uncatchy
135 EWRCabincrew : A few of us here at CO refer to the ERJ as the Barbie Jet and the 757 (especially for the European flying) as the RJ of the Atlantic.
136 Pihero : If it is a female voice, the some ass at A'I. used his "femme à barbe" grandmother as the model for the synthetic voice.
137 Icebird757 : MD-80 is Skidbuggy - AA MD-80 in Arkansas N215AA crash. MD-11 is Flipbuggy - Mandarin MD-11 that flipped in Taiwan.
138 Icebird757 : Also the F-16 is referred to as the Lawn Dart.
139 Post contains images LTU932 : I prefer this: So, while the 747 is the queen of the skies, the A380 becomes the empress of the skies.
140 Luisca : How about the Do 328 JET = DorkJet the explanation given to me for this name was that it was because the dorks at Dornier managed to turn one of the f
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