Metwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
The airplane that launched thousands of careers and dozens of airlines.
US Air Force
New Zealand Air Link
Belgium Air Force
Did I say a dozen? Guess I'd better stop.
Metroliner, the most rugged, reliable commuter aircraft ever built.
Toadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1287 times:
Toadpipe, A character in the book "The Screwtape letters" by C.S. Lewis. I am a big fan of Lewis and his works. I always thought the names for the demons in the book had a queer sort of originality to them, not that I am queer or original or a demon, I just liked the name that is all. Note-queer in the old sense of the word.
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1587 posts, RR: 7 Reply 19, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1189 times:
Hmm can anyone guess mine?? Very hard I would say.
Ever since I flew into Kai Tak on a United Airlines 747-400 on the IGS approach I fell in love with that aiport. I spent so many hours out at Kai Tak that it almost felt like home. It was just a very magical/amazing site to see a 747-400 come screaming over kowloon city in a sharpe turn with the checkerboard and Lion rock as the back drop! Damn I miss that airport!
Aloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1159 times:
Well, how I originally came to Aloha 737-200 was me going down a checklist of new usernames that I COULD use, and scratching them out cause they sounded stupid.
Eventually I came to two names, ALOHA 737-700 and ALOHA-737-200, and well, -200 sounded freindlier, so I picked that one.
Now, the original reason for my name came from my goals. I wanted to become a pilot for Aloha and fly the -200 interisland. That will not happen now as Aloha and their -200s are going away, but I will still fly for a certain Hawaiian airline.
Recently I've had urges to change my username yet again, but I cant, so I'm stuck using an obsolete username for a plane that will be gone soon.