Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16451 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted
Sun Oct 14 2001 01:32:41 UTC (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
Correct. Clipper. Most had an American theme name. If you weren't American, some of them probably seemed quaint/odd/weird.
Some funny aircraft names mentioned when they went under in '91 were: Clipper Clipped, Clipper Belly Up, Clipper Hooped, Clipper F**ked, Clipper Bankruptcy, Clipper Hopeless, etc......l
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1563 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted
Sun Oct 14 2001 02:22:09 UTC (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1893 times:
Most had an American theme name. If you weren't American, some of them probably seemed quaint/odd/weird.
This is not quite accurate. Actually, most of the aircraft (at least in the 80s) had generic names. In fact, some even had German names, for the IGS (intra-Germany routes to Berlin, et al) services. Some did have patriotic American names, or the names of American cities, but these were by no means the majority of the fleet: Some random examples:
727s: Matchless, Rainbow, Skylark, Dauntless, Eclipse, Empire, Westwind, Whirlwind, Zephyr, Yankee, Archer, Guiding Star, Defiance (PA 759, crashed in Metairie, LA).
737s: Tempelhof, Spandau, Hornet, Charlottenburg, Dawn, Georgia, San Diego, Schoneberg, Berlin.
747s: Witch of the Wave, China Clipper II, Maid of the Seas (PA 103, crashed in Lockerbie), Constitution, Moscow Express, Flying Cloud, Ocean Express, Ocean Pearl, Juan T. Trippe.
A300s: America, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Tampa, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Washington, Panama.
A310s: Frankfurt, Munich, Miles Standish, Golden Light, Golden Rule, Golden State, Golden West, Midnight Sun, Mayflower, Betsy Ross, Victory, Queen of the Skies.
DC-10s: Morning Star, Eclipse, Aurora, Star of the Union, Star King, Star Light, Star Gazer, Atmosphere, Glory of the Skies.
L-1011s: Bald Eagle, War Hawk, Wild Duck, White Falcon, Flying Eagle, National Eagle.
A complete list of the Clipper names is available at .
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Sun Oct 14 2001 02:27:51 UTC (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
A complete list is available at www.panamair.org.
The ones I kinda liked were clipper Neptune's Car 747-100, Clipper Juan T. Trippe 747-100,Clipper Seven Seas. Clipper New York A300, Clipper Washington A300, Clipper San Francisco A300
Th one that didn't make sense were Clipper Sovereign of the Seas. PA lost that title in 85.
747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Sun Oct 14 2001 05:40:23 UTC (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
I heard that after the Lockerbie disaster, Pan Am eliminated names ending in "Of the Seas".
At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!