jgore
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What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 1:16 pm

Hi

As we coexist in a large and beautiful aviation comunity called airliners.net, I would like to introduce this thread called What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Mine Jgore because my name is Javier and my last name is Gore.

What about yours ?

Regards

Jgore  Smile
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 1:32 pm

Simple really. My first spotting experiences were at RDU in the fall of 1971 and spring of 1972. As Piedmont was the dominant carrier and I love the FH-227 and YS-11, IMissPiedmont was a natural.

IMissHughesAirwest was a close second but a bit cumbersome.
The day you stop learning is the day you should die.
 
Thom@s
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:50 pm

T'is my name with a twist.

Thom@s
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
 
YVR74
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:53 pm

Mine is fairly straightforward:

I live in Vancouver, BC and am a 1974 model.

Lance
 
Rai
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 5:01 pm

Italian media entity RAI -- Radiotelevisione Italiana
 
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 5:13 pm

I was originally TWAneedsHELP because when I first joined airliners.net - I loved TWA but was terribly concerned - even angered- with how it was being managed and run. However, as the years went by - most of my criticism either evaprorated or I just ignored it and in TW's dying days - I came to admire and respect the once great carrier even more - so I changed the name - ironically at a time when TWA needed the most help.

Well TWA got the "help" - through a Canadian named Carty and in a sign of my great appreciation I switched to a new name: TWAmerican, which after a run-in with ADG, was quickly banned. So, in a compromise deal - TWAmerican and TWAneedsHELP were deleted and I was supplied a mandatory "vacation"  Laugh out loud. Upon return, I agreed to use TNNH with a promise to be a good boy.

TNNH

I'm user: "TNNH" on airwhiners - but rarely post there.
 
707CMF
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 6:13 pm

Well, 707 is the aircraft I flew on for the first flight of my life, about 11 years ago.

CMF is the IATA code for Chambery-Aix les Bains airport, in France (LFLB). I just have to raise my head a bit at work to see planes taking off from CMF-runway 36, so... it was unavoidable.

Antoine
 
swissgabe
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 6:37 pm

Nationality plus nickname ...

swiss ... gabe (for Gabriel)

cheers
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EGGD
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 9:34 pm

Oh I thought Gabe was girl in Swiss, so your name translated to 'SwissGirl'.

Lol, sorry  Laugh out loud.

Mine is umm.... ICAO code for you know where...
 
Sabena332
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 10:32 pm

My last flight before I joined a.net was with Sabena on the A 330-200. I liked the airline and the aircraft, so I choose a combination of both for my username.

Patrick
NZ1's mother is a disgusting crack-whore and his father is a worthless alcoholic!
 
ybacpa
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 10:43 pm

mine originated back in my college days... I went to a business school but wasn't an Accounting or Finance major, hence y-b-a-c-p-a?
(for the really dense: why be a CPA?)
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jcs17
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 11:19 pm

Uhhh, the letters JCS are my initials, and 17 comes from my favorite number that I played with in hockey & football. (If 17 was taken on my hockey team, I'd wear #44)
America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
 
TWAL1011
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 11:27 pm

Should be pretty clear for mine but, Sun Country is my favorite airline, and the ATR my favorite plane.  Big grin
 
FLYING MACHINE
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 11:31 pm

Mine is because 25 or more years ago I sow a film called "the intrepid man with their flying machines" I still remember the song.
 
Lindy
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 11:49 pm

Few years ago I've read Lindbergh's biography written by Scott Berg.
I was so amazed with Charles Augustus Lindbergh that I decided to have his nickname as mine. It supposed to be Lucky Lindy but it was too long so I went just with Lindy.

When I joined Airliners.net (much earlier then what you can see in my profile, my nickname was LOT767-200ER,) - because my first transatlantic flight was on LOT 767-200ER SP-LOA "City of Gniezno" and I love that aircraft. And after some time I switched to Lindy.

Rafal
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
sushka
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Thu Dec 05, 2002 11:58 pm

Sushka was my dog from 94-98 but then I moved.  Sad

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Ndebele
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 12:45 am


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Ndebele (Martha and Emmily), BA's second-best-looking World Tails  Big thumbs up My favourite World Tail is Colour Down The Side, but a.net usernames may consist of 14 characters only, so ColourDownTheSide was too long  Sad
 
Hurricane
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 2:21 am

The 2002 NHL Eastern Conference Champions, the Carolina Hurricanes.


 Smokin cool
 
Marcus
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 3:02 am

Marcus.........because Marco (my name) was already taken
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Jaspike
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 3:07 am

You'll never know Big thumbs up

Josh
 
Marco
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 4:07 am

Marcus.........because Marco (my name) was already taken

Ironically Marcus is my real name and Marco is my nickname.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Proud to be an Assyrian!
 
aa61hvy
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 4:22 am

American Airlines Flight 61. Its used to be a 747SP and MD-11, now its a 777. all of those planes are Heavy's. DFW-NRT. It either that or AA157 777 to KIX, but thats gone, or Delta1264Hvy. DFW-ATL L1011.
Go big or go home
 
fritzi
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 5:01 am

Fritzi is a nickname that my friends gave me back in 7th grade. My real name is Fredrik but my friends thought that I had lived in Austria for such a long time then (for my age, 13 out of 18 years today), so they gave my name a little Austrian twist.
 
LPL
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 5:10 am

Mine's straightforward. LPL is the 3 letter code for Liverpool. Looking back, I think HNLPL would have been better because I spend a lot of time in Honolulu as well.




Mark
 
LHMark
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 5:28 am

I'm Mark, and I'm a Lufthansa fan.
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Arrow
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 5:30 am

After the Avro Arrow -- the world's first fly-by-wire aircraft. My father was an engineer on that project, and as a kid I used to go to Malton with him and watch test flights go up and come down. Never seen anything as impressive since. I have a large B&W picture of its first flight in 1958 on my office wall.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
 
Eric505
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 6:04 am

Eric (first name) + 505 (birthday May 5th) = Eric505
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Marcus
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 6:07 am

Ironically Marcus is my real name and Marco is my nickname.
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Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
 
lubcha132
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 7:24 am

Lubcha is a large bloc of my last name, and 132..well if you can do binary on your handS (it sounds really dorky i know but what the heck)
 
matt777
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 7:31 am

Mine, well, Matt is my name in english, and 777 because it's my favourite plane.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Regards from Argentina,
Matt Vivaldi  Big thumbs up
 
jgore
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 7:33 am

Marcus and Marcos

You can now switch passwords to recovery your identity. Big grin

Jgore  Smile
 
cx340
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 10:07 am

Contrary to what you may think, my username has nothing to do with a Cathay Pacific A340. It is just a happy coincidence. The reason behind it is a code I have at work to access several services provided to us.

Regards from Mexico
cx340
 
jgore
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 10:13 am

Cx340

Wow, that's pretty interesting  Wow!.

Jgore  Smile
 
cx340
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 10:15 am

Jgore,

Yeah, and the best part is that when I joined a.net, I was pretty much unaware of airline desigantor codes, etc. I realized the coincidence a couple of weeks later!!

 
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lindy field
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 10:23 am

A Lindy Field is a enclosed yet open space where people perform a variation of a jitterbug dance which originated in Harlem... at least that's what Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary led me to believe.

Lynn D. Field
 
dripstick
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 10:41 am


Dripstick


I'm an Operations Manager for an FBO. Our main source of revenue is refueling aircraft.

Cheers, Dripstick
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redngold
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 11:21 am

I'm NUTS about Southwest Airlines. Their old colours were Red and Gold. So I became red 'n gold = redngold

My real nickname is Liz
and I go by "bandimal" everywhere else (same idea, band + animal)
Up, up and away!
 
atct
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 12:10 pm

Well my name came from my Father really. He worked for the FAA and i loved hangin at the tower so i chose, "ATCT" (I am N365PA in the chatroom but wanted something different in the forums). ATCT stands for "Air Traffic Control Tower." Cheerio

ATCT

The Few, The Proud, The Controllers

(We get paid to stare out the window!)
Trikes are for kids!
 
Boeing4ever
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 12:46 pm

Boeing4ever...pretty self explanatory.

B4e-Forever New Frontiers
 
Barcode
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 12:59 pm

Barcode is a character in Coupland's Microserfs.
 
kolobokman
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 1:14 pm

I'm still trying to figure mine out...I got the MAN part, but the rest is just escaping me...
Can anyone help?

-KOLOBOKman  Smile

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CanadianNorth
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 2:23 pm

"CanadianNorth" - I love the north, I love Canada, therefor, the nickname "CanadianNorth"
Way to go, nice and slow, never late, 748!
 
Alessandro
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 3:22 pm

Alexander (my real name) or Alex my ordinary nickname is too common, so I choose the Italian version Alessandro, even though I´m not Italian (quite funny when people try to insult me, calling me "pepparoni breath" or something else).....
From New Yorqatar to Califarbia...
 
hoons90
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 3:44 pm

Hoons - my name.
90 - I used to love the MD-90 when I first joined.
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IHadAPheo
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 4:33 pm

Hello all, As to my user name "IHadAPheo"...

A Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal glands (well to be exact any catecholamine-secreting tumor derived from chromaffin cells but mostly in the adrenal glands) these can be quite nasty, and was particularly so in my case.

My "Pheo" decided to show itself during a surgical procedure that was supposed to be quite simple. It showed itself by causing me to be dead for a bit and with the heroic efforts of my surgeon and his team I was brought back from the dead. So the next thing I know I awake intubted (on a ventilator), restrained and with a tube coming out of every bodily orifice. After a week I was deemed stable enough to have my right adrenal gland removed (an adrenalectomy) and about 3 weeks after this I was released from hospital. After my release it was still another 8 weeks before I returned to work.

So IHadAPheo = I Had A Pheo (chromocytoma)



The top image shows where the adrenal glands are located while the image on the bottom shows an actual pheochromocytoma as indicated by the "M"

For more than you ever wanted to know about pheochromocytomas just click the link below, WARNING have a comfy pillow nearby for the resulting sleepiness
http://www.emedicine.com/radio/topic552.htm

Yours,
IHadAPheo

Had a Pheo?, Still Alive?, You're Lucky
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seb146
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 5:08 pm

Seb: The first part of my middle name (Sebastian)
146: From BAe-146, The cutest jet out there!
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asbg
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 6:03 pm

ASBG= Airsckness bag.

I collect them.  Big thumbs up

Sam.
 
CPH-R
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 8:29 pm

CPH - the IATA code for Copenhagen Kastrup & the -R is designating Roskilde, ie. Copenhagen Airport, Roskilde. And yes, I live in Roskilde & Roskilde Airport is my local field Big grin
 
Sabena 690
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 9:19 pm

Sabena 690


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TSV
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RE: What Is The Reason Of Your Nickname?

Fri Dec 06, 2002 10:25 pm

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