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Why MD 80 Is Known As Mad Dog?  
User currently offlinePandora From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

please answear... mad dog sounds cool though.

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User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

It comes from the prefix M-D and it's easier to say than MD-80 on the radio. It sounds juvenile, but for example, if Ground asks you to hold short of a taxiway to let an MD-80 pass, it's easier and quicker to respond, "Ok, we'll give way to the mad dog," than to say, "Ok, we'll give way to the MD-80." That's the only reason, and most pilots who commonly refer to MD-80s as mad dogs with any regularity are Atlantic Southeast pilots in ATL who must yield to Delta's MD-88 fleet, and also the ASA pilots in DFW who must work with both AA and DL MD-80s daily. Other than on the radio, I've never, ever heard an MD-80 aircraft referred to as a "mad dog". It's just a playful use of the MD prefix.

User currently offlineMd80forum From Finland, joined May 1999, 157 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (16 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Interested in more MD80/MD90 nicknames ? Check out http://www.dlc.fi/~andelin/md80nick.htm

User currently offlineDispatcher From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 254 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (16 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

We also refer to the MD-11 as a 'Mad Dog'. Like Gnomon said... it's just fun.

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