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Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:52 am

I thought a bit about whether this belonged here or in the non-aviation forum but here goes....

Who has a licence plate on their car or truck which is aviation related? A friend who is a first officer on SAA 738 has LUV2FLY on his Audi A4 and I was behind a VW Polo this evening with ATC747.

Any more?

By the way I did search and found this topic in the archive back in August 2002 so I don't know if this is an acceptable time lapse...I'm new here, let me know!

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:56 am

In england the number plate P1LOT sold for something like £65,000 a few years ago.

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:58 am

I know here at the University of North Dakota, you see quite a few plates like that. I know that there is one guy who is LOWFLYR. An instructor of mine had MAGSOFF. The dean of the aerospace school has AERO 1. I would kind of like to get one that is the N-number of my first solo, N266ND. Those are just some of them...

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:59 am

Last time I was visiting some friends in California, I saw a car (I think it was a VW Golf, but I'm not sure) with FLY737 on the license plate... and while I was working for a tour operator offering trips to South Africa, I had a car (and this was actually a complete coincidence - I didn't choose the plate, it just got allocated to me) with the license plate "H-SN 549"... the "H" is for Hannover, but SN549 was one of Sabena's flights from BRU to JNB.

And until about a bit over a year ago, the license plate of my car read "GS-AD75" (the GS was for the town of Goslar here in Germany - and I think the second half is rather obvious... Big grin).

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Sat Feb 28, 2004 5:08 am

I will tell you which plates I've had since I've already admitted to being an aviation geek on the Flightinfo.com board... Big grin

A few years ago, I had FLY4 TWA. Until this year I had LFT SEAT. Neither is applicable anymore.  Sad

I've seen DUKE 01 which I thought might be the call sign of the A-10 unit at Grissom AFB. Anyone know for sure who uses the DUKE callsign? The former wing commander of the INANG used F4C for awhile.TC
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 5:13 am

Could Duke 01 also perhaps mean a 2001 graduate of Duke University?

I have just gotten an aviation-related custom plate for my car but Id rather not reveal what it says for privacy reasons...

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 5:20 am

I saw one several years ago that said:
IFLY727



 
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 6:17 am

On my mustang, My License plate says N717JG
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RE: Aviation Related License Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 6:47 am


Our dear Elbonian plugger 707cmf has one that says "707CFM"  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:21 am

Saw one several years ago in Georgia that said JET LAG. Thought that was pretty funny.
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:25 am

Got a rim that states "My other car is a Boeing 777"  Big thumbs up
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:39 am

I've got a Mustang too.. The plates say "HVY JET". You'd be surprised at the number of morons that think it stands for "highway jet" Is there a "V" in highway??

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:56 am

Back in my ERAU days our license plate was G-BOAE. Ah, the old days....
 
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RE: Aviation Related License Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:05 pm

My Virginia license plate number is L-1011. It used to be A300-B4. A few years ago I saw DC-6, but it might have been related to Washington, DC, instead of the airliner.

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:52 pm

I know of two states that issue aviation related graphic plates:

North Carolina - has the Kitty Hawk flyer on it, and says "First in Flight"
Ohio - "Birthplace of Aviation"

Any others?
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 1:04 pm

The license plate that came with my '99 Chevy happened by sheer coincidence to be related to airline aviation (at least to anyone knowledgeable in the basics). The plate is:

737 DCA

It also "just happened" that about 2.5 years after driving away from the dealership with my new car wearing the license plate mentioned, the airline by whom I am employed began its first-ever service to DCA with 737 equipment. Not in my wildest dreams had I imagined that my aviation-related (by sheer chance) license plate would ever have a connection so "close to home."
 
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 1:28 pm

I have 2 friends in different states who have "BOEING" on their plates...KS and GA.

When I was just taking lessons, my CA plate read "3PTLNDG"
 
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 1:59 pm

There are many of these on AFbases around the states, I've seen AWACS here at Tinker (of course) on several states. I've seen EGLEDRVR, F15DRVR, FLY1NG,VIPERGUY and on and on.

In Texas you can get the Texas Aerospace Commision plate, which is sortof aviation releated.

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 3:12 pm



Well in barbados some people have aviation license plate but they dont know. There L1011 MD90 MD 80 MD83. There is also A340 A320. Others have the numberfor some boeing jets like 736(737 600) 777 etc etc. When they finally allow us to personalise our number plates I am going for 9Y MWS or 9Y TGN
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 3:27 pm

I went to the Post Office and saw ORD YYZ 2

 
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 7:12 pm

I have seen in Hawai'i: AV8OR....I think it belongs to an AQ pilot as the liscense plate frame reads "My other car is a Boeing 737." --Aloha!
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:19 pm

Yea here in Florida we got the Space Shuttle plate it looks great.
When i get my car i going to get the Space plate and hopefully i will be allowed to personalize and make it say FLYMIA or 777 757. And then i am putting an old North Carolina plate in the front since in Florida we dont need the plate in the Front.
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:36 pm

FlyMIA, IIRC, According to my grandfather who lives in Navarre, The Space Plates come Pre-Printed (Meaning you cannot order them personalized) However, you can order the standard plate to be personalized. Sorry Bub. I may be wrong though, but I'm 99% sure that is the way it is.
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sun Feb 29, 2004 5:33 am

"Ohio - "Birthplace of Aviation"" - No disrespect to Ohio and Ohioans but I have issues with that designation....first of all, Wilbur Wright was born in Indiana, not Ohio, and secondly, of course the First Flight was in North Carolina...somehow I dont agree with it...

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sun Feb 29, 2004 5:45 am

I have SKY-911 (couldn't get FLY), btw the "911" is related to the car and not to that "famous" day.
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sun Feb 29, 2004 5:53 am

Can't drive yet, but parents said If I do well enough on the SAT's, my car (should be a Jeep Liberty) will have the plates GO JBLU

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 1:34 am

"Ohio - "Birthplace of Aviation"" - No disrespect to Ohio and Ohioans but I have issues with that designation....first of all, Wilbur Wright was born in Indiana, not Ohio, and secondly, of course the First Flight was in North Carolina...somehow I dont agree with it...

Well the idea of the Wrights airplane was born in Ohio at their bicycle shop. The first windtunnel and other experients were carried out here in Ohio as well.

They had to go to NC because of the favorable winds at Kitty Hawk. After the first flight the Wrights returned to Ohio where they continued their work on other airplanes. I think that the first airport was also located here.

Ohio is also the birthplace of Orville Wright and other pioneers in aviation and space such as John Glenn and Neil Armstrong.
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:20 am

If you have problems with Ohio's plates then it seems to me you're ill-informed. Orville was born in Ohio and the Wright's first business was in Dayton. Their aircraft were also all built in Dayton. They only went to Kill Devil Hill to get some good wind. Also, don't forget that Eddie Rickenbacker, Neil Armstrong, and John Glenn were all also born here. On top of that Ohio had the first airport, first municipally owned airport, first air races, and first control tower.
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:42 am

On the topic, while on I-75 one day I saw an OH licence plate ILS 27R. It could have been 28 too, its been a while. Thought that was an interesting one. Not sure why someone would have one particular runway on their plate.
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:47 am

When I lived in Oregon, the plates on my pickup read V1 OOPS.
 
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:39 am

I think there is a website (I'm not sure exactly what it is) in the UK where people can pick their own personalised registration numbers for their car. Assuming they follow the now 'old' system (i.e. letter, one/two/three digits, space, three letters) there are any number of possibilities people could have, as long as they were approved. For example, you might be able to have "B777 FLY" or "A320 JET" or something. As long as it fits the format and isn't already taken, I don't think it's overly expensive.

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:26 pm

I've got my nick on my license plate - which again is taken from this beauty:


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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:48 pm

Some great ones, to be sure!

I've seen several, esp in college. Among them offhand:

SKYBUM
SKUBUMN
AV8R2B
JETHED
AC DOC
AV8R
AV8OR

And today a bunch from various sources:

IAH MSY (someone with vested interest in both cities)
MKE 501 (the airport director in MKE, with his radio call ID 501)

Sure wish I did live in NC, if only to get the 8 spaces for plates!  Smile
 
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Sun Mar 07, 2004 4:23 pm

In Ohio, you can get a special "Leader In Flight" plate...the new design came out eariler this year...
http://bmv.ohio.gov/images/Leader-In-Flight-1.gif

I live in Pennsylvania, I have a railroad plate!
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:49 am

A friend of mine in California has PILOT87...I, on the otherhand, always wanted to have BRN2FLY; although I'm sure that must be taken.
 
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:24 am

I have seen "JET PLT", "FLY BOY", and "FLYN BY" (on my co worker's BMW) here at the airport. I am going to apply for "FLY NWA" soon.

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:32 am

My plate reads JS 757, JS being my initials & what "757" means is obvious. I also requested & got the Leader in Flight plate that Zobatc linked to above.

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RE: Aviation Related License Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:51 am

I have had a "boomer" (ballastic missile sub) number plate for a while because I was invited by the Navy to tour one.
My next plate may be N830TW, my first jet ride, or SPOLMUP, or DC9KING....Haven't decided yet.
FLY NWA is taken in Michigan. I have seen it at the DTW parking lot.
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 8:02 am

I know a Northwest Airlines captain who had "IM 4 NWA" on his plates.

One time, a few years ago, he said he pulled up to a stoplight next to a car with a couple african-american men. They weren't too happy with some white guy driving around with NWA on his plates. They asked about it and were put at ease when they found out that it stood for Northwest Airlines and not the rap group.

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 9:04 am

What do they care if you like a certain rap group? What if I gave one of them a hard time if they liked the Stones?

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 9:15 am

I got LIVNFRA from Wisconsin just a few years ago, when I started making 10+ trips a year there.

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 9:30 am

Had a friend who had Minnesota plate FLY 757 just by the luck of the draw. She had no interest in flying other than her brother was a Pan Am (now UA) 727 pilot out of Berlin.
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:52 am

If I ever get one I will put one of these on it:

767-300
JFK-SVO
DL 767
SUTU134
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:06 am

I also have a Ski Utah plate. Since im a pilot, not a skier, im thinking of putting a Fly sticker over the skier.
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:17 am

I got cut off yesterday by a guy driving a SUV with LGW on it
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:26 am

I have seen in Hawai'i: AV8OR....I think it belongs to an AQ pilot as the liscense plate frame reads "My other car is a Boeing 737." --Aloha!

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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:36 am

My Michigan plate reads DC8JET. My license plate frame reads Douglas DC-8
across the top and Fly Douglas Jets across the bottom. I have a friend here who has had a BOEING plate for about 20 years. Also know a guy in Ohio who has B747.
 
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 3:01 am

I drive a Jaguar XK8 Convertible with a license plate which reads ...

"CONVAIR"

No info
 
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RE: Aviation Related Licence Plates?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:02 am

I had a 2001 Silver VW Jetta GLS with the plates 'ASTROJT' in regards to AA.

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