wingedarrow
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What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:28 am

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!!!

 

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access-air
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:40 am

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
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n1786b
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:40 am

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

- n1786b
 
PlymSpotter
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:44 am

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
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:46 am

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

So trekster lol
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EWS
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:48 am

EWS is the company i work for..

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

Lew  goodvibes 
 
PlymSpotter
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:50 am

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

Standing for;

English
......
Service

Dan Wink
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Jpax
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:52 am

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
 
HT
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:53 am

Just my initials.
Originally I intended to go for "C160" as those are the a/c flying over my house (for decades now).
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:53 am

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.
 
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:59 am

In the numerological mystic texts of the Kabbala, JGPH1A means "oh most favoured one, beautiful in our eyes".
Young and beautiful and thin and gorgeous AND BANNED ! Cya at airspaceonline.com, losers
 
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:01 am

Back in the day I use to ramp for FX!

FX for life...unless the government comes calling.  yes 
 
MYT332
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:03 am

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.
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:04 am

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 
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:05 am

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".
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captaink
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:07 am

Captaink...

Captain & K from Kerry my first name. I wish I was a captain of an airliner.. Big grin
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airbusA346
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:08 am

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).
 
kazzie
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:11 am

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

from Karis:

Kaz
Kazzie
Captain <- work name
Karis Hilton <- again another work name!
Bazinga punk.
 
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AirPacific747
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:14 am

This is what it means:

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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:24 am

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!
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:37 am

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
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:39 am

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

Wow, that must have taken all your 2 braincells  Wink
 
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:49 am

just the best airline in the world "Avianca"  Wink
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SmithAir747
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:56 am

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
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:10 am

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!
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:33 am

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 so ill let you guys figure that out  Wink
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:36 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 21):
Wow, that must have taken all your 2 braincells

Still more than an Air Pacific 747 has...  Wink

Thom@s
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:40 am

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 more imaginative , but being a bit vague in the memory these days I try wherever possible to consistently have the same username on all websites if it is available so
 
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:42 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 18):
This is what it means:

ahh... an airline left out by society I see.  duck 
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san747
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:49 am

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 most want to see back in SAN...

Quite simple...  Smile
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:13 am

Pretty simple!

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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:13 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 26):
Still more than an Air Pacific 747 has.

Without pilots, yes, with pilots, no. And I am the pilot! Big grin

Quoting Piercey (Reply 28):
ahh... an airline left out by society I see.

In your dreams maybe  Wink
 
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:16 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 31):
And I am the pilot!

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Aaaaair.... *gasp*

Thom@s Big grin
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:16 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 32):
Aaaaair.... *gasp*

Jealousy wont get you far Big grin
 
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:17 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 33):
Jealousy wont get you far

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 

Make it stop.... Ahahahaaa!!!

Thom@s  Wink
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:18 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 34):
Make it stop.... Ahahahaaa!!!

Okay.. stop!  Wink

 Big grin
 
AerospaceFan
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:18 am

"AerospaceFan" is actually code for "acetylsalicylic acid", the chemical ingredient in aspirin.  Smile

 Wink
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:20 am

Aeroflot - Favorite airline
777 - Tribute to the 2 772s Aeroflot had in their fleet. I flew them both numerous times in early childhood jetting between SFO and SVO. So they became a great part of my childhood aviation experience. Simply unforgettable.

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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:20 am

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 handle when I deathmatch and all that other nerd stuff...  bigthumbsup 
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:46 am

Ive always liked BA 747s.....

Cheers,
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:20 am

Because my ambition in life is to be a helicopter pilot  Yeah sure

Cal  airplane 
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:27 am

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 with a screen name.
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:36 am

Springbok = Callsign for SA
747 = My favourite aircraft

Pretty simple really  Smile
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BCNGRO
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:39 am

BCNGRO = BCN and GRO, my two home airports.  Smile
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:43 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 31):
And I am the pilot!

AHem! Excuse me, that username is already taken!  biggrin 

Take a wild guess what mine means.
From YVR
 
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:03 am

I hope mine is self-explanetory. YYZflyer <------What do you think?  tongue 
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tz757300
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:24 am

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
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Blackbird07
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:31 am

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  Smile Very lame, I know...
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:38 am

NIK - My first name, "c" dropped

V - Last initial

69 - Not my birthyear  devil 
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RE: What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean?

Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:39 am

Quoting Wingedarrow (Thread starter):
surely civil aviation related,

 no 

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 17):
Karis Hilton <- again another work name!

 scratchchin  I'd like to go to "Paris"  Wink

Quoting Blackbird07 (Reply 47):
SR-71

What is it about fast chicks and fast planes????

Mine: Ted The Ace
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