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What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?  
User currently offlineWingedarrow From Italy, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Hi everybody!

I'm always amazed for the growing number of a.netters who join periodically and for the nicknames used to post messages. Although some of them are clearly understandable (name + favourite aircraft, favourite route, etc), others have likely unknown origins for most of the users.

Mine, for instance, is the English translation of the name of Alitalia's old logo, la Freccia Alata, which is no longer in use. I choosed it because at the time I registered on a.net I used to work for AZ and I thought it was on original way to let others know. But, of course, is not so obvious.

The nicknames we choose are surely civil aviation related, so I hope this thread won't be deleted soon. If you're willing to share the origins of your a.net nickname, just take a moment to turn your attention from usual topics to post a little message here. Otherwise don't judge me as a nosey parker, just ignore my curiosity and push the Back button!!!

 

[Edited 2006-11-05 19:34:48]


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User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1940 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

My A.net NickName of Access-Air is actually the very first Jet airline that I had the privilage to work for.....altho a short time..it was one of the most enjoyable times of my employment history!!

Access-Air



Remember, Wherever you go, there you are!!!!
User currently offlineN1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 560 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

test/first flight registration of 737s coming off the production line.

- n1786b


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11708 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

Well, I used to live in Plymouth all of the time, and I used to go and spot planes at the airport. Yeap, lots of imagination went into my user-name! Big grin

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

I like star trek, and i like to trek around the world.

So trekster lol


User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3594 times:

EWS is the company i work for..

http://www.ews-railway.co.uk

Lew  goodvibes 


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11708 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

Quoting EWS (Reply 5):
EWS is the company i work for..

Standing for;

English
......
Service

Dan Wink



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

Jpax is just a combination of my first and last name. First letter of my First name, then First three letters of my last, but skipping a letter for a better flow...Confusing? I pondered for hours trying to think of an original name for A.net  Wink

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

Just my initials.
Originally I intended to go for "C160" as those are the a/c flying over my house (for decades now).
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

A foreign exchange student mispronounced my last name (Pierce) by making the final e long. It's stuck since then.


Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

In the numerological mystic texts of the Kabbala, JGPH1A means "oh most favoured one, beautiful in our eyes".

User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7364 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3577 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Back in the day I use to ramp for FX!

FX for life...unless the government comes calling.  yes 


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 10):
In the numerological mystic texts of the Kabbala, JGPH1A means "oh most favoured one, beautiful in our eyes".

I thought it meant lard like heffalump infidel.



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11708 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 10):
oh most favoured one, beautiful in our eyes

Hmm, there was me thinking it meant;

Just
Got
Past
Having (only)
1
Appetite

 duck 



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 12):
I thought it meant lard like heffalump infidel.

 rotfl  despite my better judgment, you amuse me, grasshopper.

MYT332 means "stick-like figure of mockery, bringer of flatulence".


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

Captaink...

Captain & K from Kerry my first name. I wish I was a captain of an airliner.. Big grin



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

Mine's is:

My favourite aircraft at the time of setting up this username.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3563 times:

Mine is just my normal nick name.... I have many:

from Karis:

Kaz
Kazzie
Captain <- work name
Karis Hilton <- again another work name!


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2478 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

This is what it means:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Phil Broad



 Smile


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 14):
despite my better judgment, you amuse me, grasshopper.

MYT332 means "stick-like figure of mockery, bringer of flatulence".

Oh I'm just a likeable person, I am sorry!

I too, like Dan, was going to think of a funny word for each of your initials that made up a truth alas I settled for the simple option.

I don't mind being mocked either, especially if it's for flatulence. I'm proud of that!



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
Yeap, lots of imagination went into my user-name!

Wow, that must have taken all your 2 million braincells.  Wink

Mine is quite obvious, as my real name is Gary...

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2478 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 20):
Mine is quite obvious

Wow, that must have taken all your 2 braincells  Wink


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

just the best airline in the world "Avianca"  Wink


Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1640 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

My username (SmithAir747) is from "Smith Airways 747"--my fictional airline and favourite plane.

Here is the actual 1:100 scale model of it that I built and custom-painted (totally by hand) in a unique Celtic-inspired livery (for my Irish heritage).





SmithAir747



I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

http://quest.nasa.gov/aero/wright/tunnels/balcallab.html

Aerobalance is an aerodynamic state of a moving craft, usually through air. I make wind tunnel instruments. I included a link of a NASA project done a few years ago using one of my balances. On the page is an assembled balance and then spare sensing components are in another pic (those components are in the balance) NASA-Ames has over 70 of my balances in use, of 650 world-wide. I just received a contract for a special balance to be used on the Orion heat shield ablamation and ejection testing, I'm stoked!



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
25 Post contains images ZBBYLW : For me is where i have done most of my flying. ZBB is Boundary Bay Airport in Vancouver, BC its about a 3 min flt to YVR. And YLW has the mouse over s
26 Post contains images Thom@s : Still more than an Air Pacific 747 has... Thom@s
27 Kiwiandrew : Mine has to be the ultimate in self-explanatory nicknames , I am a Kiwi and my name is Andrew . Sometimes I wish that I had gone for something a bit m
28 Post contains images Piercey : ahh... an airline left out by society I see.
29 Post contains images San747 : My name of san747 is comprised of 2 parts: 1. SAN- My favorite airport, the one I spot at most, and keep the most track of... 2. 747- The aircraft I m
30 Post contains links and images GSM763 : Pretty simple! View Large View MediumPhoto © Alistair Bridges
31 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Without pilots, yes, with pilots, no. And I am the pilot! In your dreams maybe
32 Post contains images Thom@s : Aaaaair.... *gasp* Thom@s
33 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Jealousy wont get you far
34 Post contains images Thom@s : Make it stop.... Ahahahaaa!!! Thom@s
35 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Okay.. stop!
36 Post contains images AerospaceFan : "AerospaceFan" is actually code for "acetylsalicylic acid", the chemical ingredient in aspirin.
37 Aeroflot777 : Aeroflot - Favorite airline 777 - Tribute to the 2 772s Aeroflot had in their fleet. I flew them both numerous times in early childhood jetting betwee
38 Post contains images GQfluffy : GQfluffy- GQ is the airline I work for... fluffy...part of my email address that I've had for a dozen or more years...not to mention it's part of me h
39 Speedbird747BA : Ive always liked BA 747s..... Cheers, Kyle
40 Post contains images FighterPilot : Because my ambition in life is to be a helicopter pilot Cal
41 Halls120 : halls120 = shorthand for my old Hallicrafters SX-120 shorthand reciever that was sitting on the table in my line of sight when I was trying to come up
42 Post contains images Springbok747 : Springbok = Callsign for SA 747 = My favourite aircraft Pretty simple really
43 Post contains images BCNGRO : BCNGRO = BCN and GRO, my two home airports.
44 Post contains images Thepilot : AHem! Excuse me, that username is already taken! Take a wild guess what mine means.
45 Post contains images YYZflyer : I hope mine is self-explanetory. YYZflyer
46 TZ757300 : Yeah, mine isnt that hard. TZ for the airline that I used to really like and... 757300 for a aircraft I very much still do like
47 Post contains images Blackbird07 : As many of you can guess, mine is derived from the SR-71. The 0 is just there for the hell of it, and 7 is my favourite and lucky number Very lame, I
48 Post contains images NIKV69 : NIK - My first name, "c" dropped V - Last initial 69 - Not my birthyear
49 Post contains images TedTAce : I'd like to go to "Paris" What is it about fast chicks and fast planes???? Mine: Ted The Ace
50 RichPhitzwell : hmmm, not sure if my name has another meaning aside from my name... Signed , Dick
51 Post contains images Queso : Your mileage may vary.
52 COIAH756CA : CO=Continental Airlines IAH=Houston, TX base 756=I fly the 757 and 767 CA=Captain
53 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : For moi, I go to Baylor University, our mascot is the bear, and I am a pilot. BAB
54 Post contains images BMIFlyer : I used to fly BMI all the time There you have it Lee
55 Post contains images Scamp : Mine is a nickname given me by a close friend in the early 90s. I'm a trouble maker
56 Post contains images AC773 : Pretty obvious really:
57 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Damnit! Your username has something to do with your favourite number, PI (in pilot), and then something and something else also! I remember that much
58 LSPA : LSPA = the code of "Amlikon", the glider airfield i fly at.
59 AirTranTUS : I guess you could call my username a wet dream. The likliness of these two items being together seems low for the near future. I did vote for TUS on F
60 Post contains images Shinkai : i named myself after this guy:
61 Kesbe : mines maldivian and i dont wanna talk about it .
62 BNE : BNE it an aviation website; can you guess where I live; short and easy to spell and you can use those letters for my name.
63 Wunala : Wunala is Aboriginal for kangaroo. It is also, imho, the best aircraft livery in the world. VH-OEJ Wunala Dreaming.
64 Frequentflyer : Well mine is pretty much self explanatory... Could have been "lovetofly" as well!
65 DC10BHX : Mine is self explanatory. I used to be able to watch DC10's flying off BHX (both CO and Monarch). We always used to know if the flight was heavy becau
66 ME AVN FAN : ME AVN FAN refers both to civil aviation in the Middle East, and to one of my favourite airlines at the time when I started to have civil aviation as
67 Post contains images Lazarus31 : this ones a bit hard to explain. It was a nick name given to one of me mates way back in skool, then when he left he passed it on to me... so i use it
68 57AZ : 57AZ-airport identifier for the home airport that my parents fly out of. It's really nice to live at a residential airpark-only a short walk from the
69 Cedars747 : MEA flight from GRU to BEY 1 stop at ABJ CEDARS CLASS BOEING 747 Cedars747 Alex!!!
70 Thepilot : Yup! It is T-My middle inital He-I am a male Pi-the number 3.141592657... LOT-The Polish airline All that adds up to ThePilot. Go figure.
71 Post contains images JetMech : Jet Mechanic. About as creative as it gets for an engineer ![Edited 2006-11-06 21:08:17]
72 Post contains links and images SaturnVRocket : Mine is pretty obvious. Only like the coolest thing ever... well 747's are pretty cool too, and 757's, and 767's, and 777's, and 727's, and 737's, and
73 Post contains images Rossbaku : I'm Ross and my favourite city is Baku, Azerbaijan. RossBaku
74 Walter747 : mine is a nickename from a buddy. we were both watching the same Cops' episode and there was a cross dresser anmed walter. so the next day at swim pra
75 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Admitting your nicknamed because somebody thinks your a cross dresser is probably not a wise move Dan
76 Walter747 : yea, that was a long time ago. This is really the only place ive actually told anyone wat it means. everybody thinks cause i look like a walter. Buy
77 Post contains images PlymSpotter : What does a Walter look like?
78 JGPH1A : That's what Cornish claimed too. Luckily the police didn't believe him.
79 Walter747 : i dnot know exactly, you tell me.
80 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Hmmm Now, who's the one called Walter around here. My I suggest the mirror you may find in your bathroom, or a camera should you not know what you lo
81 Walter747 : I have no idea, but my real name is Justin. I was tired of telling everybody to stop calling me Walter, so i just left it. Most people don't know the
82 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Good job too
83 RAPCON : Used to be a LEVEL 3 Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) qualified ATC'er.
84 Walter747 : I can see that this is quite amusing. I think its funny even though its a dis on me. the weird thing is my friend who gave me the name doesn't call m
85 Jamesbuk : Well erm, My name is James, last name begins with B and hopefully im in the UK rgds --James--
86 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Indeed, no serious offence meant, I have a bland username, so there should be nothing to take the piss out of in it
87 Walter747 : ahh, i dosen't matter that name has seen its bad days. i thinks its funny that it actually lasted this long.
88 Post contains images Thom@s : Thom@s
89 Post contains images Adopim88 : The adopim in mine is an acronym: Awesome Display Of Poetry In Motion and the 8s, well 8 is my favorite number so use it twice and it's twice as good
90 Post contains images Kesbe : haha! yeah . how u know?
91 Post contains images 9VSRH : Well, mine was named after an SQ 777-212/ER, 9V-SRH. I was in love with the plane at the time I signed up because I had just got a cockpit visit and w
92 Post contains images Lazarus31 : i visited male' a few years back. Ive got friends there. They taught me a few not so very nice words (the best way to learn a new langauage of course
93 Post contains images ZKSUJ : The one and only...
94 Post contains images Lamedianaranja : la media naranja means a lot of things at once, yes, versatile bird translation is the orange sock or half an orange or your soulmate. First of all, o
95 Post contains images Kesbe : exactly!
96 Post contains images Mohavewolfpup : Mohave = Desert area in california, nevada, and some into arizona Wolf = hmm, fairly obvious! well I am a furry also Pup = I feel like a puppy alot of
97 Saigonhouston : Saigonhouston ===> Born in Saigon and currently lived in Houston, TX.
98 DEVILFISH : It's a name I suggested to a fellow at RAC for any anti-shipping or anti-sub project they might have in the works. He said (being in the aircraft divi
99 HAWK21M : I pistol shoot well,so the nickname HAWKs eye......led to HAWKEYE & finally HAWK.I was 21 at that time so HAWK21M stayed. regds MEL
100 Jetset7E7 : Jetset is the callsign of First Choice Airways, and at the time of signing up, they had just ordered the 7E7, which is now called the 787, if only i'd
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