JET_A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1359 times:
Certain usernames here make me curious as to why they have been chosen. I'd like to know if there's a story or any other reason behind them. Two in particular are Pilot1113 and Cricri. Anybody else, let us know, even if it may seem obvious.
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2566 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 994 times:
My name isn't aviation related, it refers to the magnificient view I have in the mirror when I step out of the shower (just kidding, sort of). I always loved the super DC-8, and still enjoy seeing the cargo versions.
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
SashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 995 times:
Stretch 8: Ha-ha I liked yer joke.
Cricri: I'm really curious about your username. When I see it, it reminds me of 3 or 4 years ago when I loved to watch that French TV series "Helen les garsons" or similar. There was a guy (one of my fav. characters) named Christian who had a nickname "Cri-Cri". Are you fan of that series too??
As for my username, nothing special: Sasha is a shorthand for Alexander in Russia (that's where I'm from and Alexander is my name). The last "A" letter in caps coz of my surname which begins with "A".
JET_A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 979 times:
I try and post a SERIOUS qustion here and I get a couple of comedians! Just kidding, it's nice to see a little humor in here once in a while rather than all the bashing, name-calling, etc. Very funny, Stretch 8.
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 966 times:
The Cricri is a small homebuilt frnch airplane. It is the smallest multi Engine aircraft there is. It was bought to the US as the Zenair Cricket but you can not get it here anymore. You have to get the plans frmo France but they will not send them to the US. I am currently looking into the plans and if I choose to get it I will get it sent to my house in the UK.
But I really neat little airplane.
DL 604 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 955 times:
I call myself DL 604 because a while ago Delta was my favorite airline, and their 757, N640DL, wa sint he new livery, which I liked, so I called myself DL 604.
But, since I don't like Delta as much anymore, I might change my name to TPAirlines or something (maybe Talk Talk? J/K! ).
By the way, I love '80s music, and Talk Talk has one of my fav. songs.
(Remember "It's My Life"? )
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 943 times:
LH423 is the Lufthansa flight from Boston to Frankfurt that departs at 1720. I have flown on this, and still upholds German efficiency, and warmth (the flight left on time, and the FA's were very nice). I tried to get other names, but alas, they were already taken. As the expression goes: To bad, so sad.
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 936 times:
Mine has Air because i like airplanes and airlines, T because my name is Tony, and 85 cause thats the year i was born. But my dad and older brother use this username too cause they are too lazy to get here own
FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2271 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 931 times:
CMH is the 3-letter airport code for Port Columbus International Airport, my hometown and all-time favorite airport. I added the "fly" because flying has been a hobby of mine ever since I can remember, and I would also like to see more people flying out of CMH :-).
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 943 times:
I don't know if I should feel honored or whatever...
Well, here's my explaniation. I needed a name for AOL's Instant Messanger Service that was seperate from my AOL account name (that I don't use anymore!). I chose Pilot. However that one was already taken. So I decided to go with 111 in memory of SwissAir Flight 111 that had, at that time, recently crashed. Unfortunately, Pilot111 was already taken. So I added up all the digits and it come up with 3. I stuck that at the end. So my AOL IM name became Pilot1113.
For commonality purposes, I kept Pilot1113 on this forum... but not the password!!!
I hope this suits your need. In case you were wondering, no I didn't lose anyone on that flight. I just wanted to honor them.
Cricri From France, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 920 times:
Hmmmm... nice to hear all the explanations given for the usernames. One and half of you found the explanation for mine. Lainhol because of the litttle french made plane (this is for the half one!) but the one who made it is SashA (congratulations to you!). First, Cricri is the nickname of Christophe (US Christopher) and then it's the name of a french character who played in a sitcom called "Hélène et les garçons" (translated : Hélène and the boys). The real name is Cricri d'Amour but it was to long to use for this forum. That's the nickname given by my friends and my office colleagues here in France.
So long guys and keep going, it's always terrific to here from you. Best regards, Cricri.
TP343 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 312 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 907 times:
TP343 seems to be a flight number (if I'm not mistaking, it was one of the Lisbon - Caracas - Santo Domingo flights until TAP change its numeric system - now all flights are 1xxx), but it's not.
TP stands for TAP Air Portugal, because this is the airline that, in average, I most fly per year, and 343 stands for Airbus A340-300 becuase consequently this is the plane that I most fly, always between São Paulo - Lisbon - São Paulo.
TP343, São Paulo, Brazil.
: You might want to search the forum for a similar post some months ago which gives you a whole bunch more of explanations. Regards,
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