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Funniest Airport Names... (Not Codes)  
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

This has to be the funniest hands down. At least they have a jet based there.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/29OK




FlightID: N550DW (General Aviation, Jet)
Status: DEPARTED, ENROUTE
Ground Spd: 384 kts (Assigned: 360)
Altitude: 271C(hundreds of feet) (Assigned: 240)
Type: C550 (Cessna Aircraft Citation 2)
Origin Apt: 29OK DITCH WITCH
Dest Apt: TVC CHERRY CAPITAL
Departed: 1643Z ETA: 1843Z
Distance Fm: 604.21 NM To Dest: 131.41 NM


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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5052 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

This only works for people who speak Dutch, but Zurich's airport's name sounds very weird for us. 'Kloten' (as in 'zurich Kloten airport') means 'balls', as in 'male testicles' in Dutch. And I'm not talking about the 'clean' and polite word for it...

User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Ditch Witch Airfield - where pilots leave the broom behind and fly real airplanes!!

User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

St Cloud, MN, known as Holy Overcast.



User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Theres a little one I've been to in southwest Wyoming. A really crappy, redneck, little grass runway that probably gets one operation a month... Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport (48U)


btw, Ditch Witch is an earth moving company. My old next door neighbor was a regional manager (I believe) for them.


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

Handcock International Airport in Syracuse, NY.

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

So, that pretty much explains the 'DW' (Ditch Witch) in their Citation 550 N550DW. I wouldnt have given it a thought, but, it was flying to Traverse City, my home airport. Its registered to "The Charles Machine Works Inc." Perry, Oklahoma.



User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5231 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Only Congress would name an airport after 2 Presidents: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). What's next? Houston George Bush George W Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)?


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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Chek Lap Kok in Hong Kong can be interpreted in so many ways.  Laugh out loud

B4e  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

Medicine Hat Municipal Airport
http://www.city.medicine-hat.ab.ca/cityservices/airport/

Moose Jaw Airport
http://www.nftc.net/Sites/MooseJaw.html



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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

Have visited "Dead Cow International" just outside Wichita, Kansas


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User currently offlineRA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

For the Dutch speaking 'Kloten' (Zürich) would be absolute nr 1 haha Big thumbs up

User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1568 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

How about French Lick, Indiana (FRH)

Or, if you like a mouthful:

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport - MRU


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

I agree with the other speakers, Kloten is absolutely hilarious in Dutch, also because the word is used like in the US the word "sucking" or "it sucks."
Some other slighly funny names are Bristol Lulsgate (again with the vulgar way of talking about another male organ (same would be if kulula of south Africa would be better known here). Somewhat more innocently, the former name of Johannesburg; Jan Smuts Airport, sounds kind of dorky, Smuts sounds like the sound of a pie you smash in someone's face.



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User currently offlineSAS-A340 From Sweden, joined Aug 2000, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

Jan Smuts Airport is a bit funny in swedish. Smuts = dirt.

Best regards from Sweden....


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

What about Kolkatta's Dum Dum Airport (CCU) in India?


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User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1430 times:

Chep Lap Kok could easily be mispronounced as Chapped Lip Cock

User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1412 times:
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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport... poor old Ronald probably doesn't realize that there is an airport named after him and where it is.


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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Ok, since the Dutch have such funny translations, does Schiphol mean Shithole? LOL.



User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Chad Thomas Int'l
Grand Rapids, MI


User currently offlineKarliboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

i'm not sure on this but isn't Barcelona's airport called El Prat?

regards

Karl


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Username: Mcringring
Posted 2002-07-18 19:30:44 and read 41 times.
Chad Thomas Int'l
Grand Rapids, MI


Ok... That was a good one! LOL!

I am glad I havent caught that new grotesque "Hubrisus nil Comedius" disease yet..

I hope you make it thru it, mcring, truly I do. Best of luck.

 Big grin





User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

http://www.airnav.com/airport/48U

This one is pretty funny... 100 ops a year. HAH!



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