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What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:33 pm

1. THE BONE [b1b lancer]

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2. HORNET [f/a 18]

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:37 pm

BA146........."Tonka jet" or "Fisher Price jet"
 
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Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:02 pm

Citation X...SLICER! or as a friend put it once, Sex with wings

Tu154....HOOVER!

Airbus A320...STRIMMER

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:53 pm

First, Hornet is not a nickname but (semi) official.

Viper is a good one for the F-16.

Here, the BAe 146 is sometimes nicknamed Willie Wortel (Gyro Gearloose in Dutch) probably because it's such a strange contraption. Which did outlive the Fokker F.28/70 by the way.

Stringbag for the Fairey Swordfish.

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Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:54 pm

BUFF for the B-52.............
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:39 pm

I like the nickname for the F-105, the "THUD"
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:42 pm

Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 5):
F-104 Starfighter "Missile with a man in it"

It had the nickname "Witwenmacher" - "Widowmaker" in Germany....
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:51 pm

I always like the name "Bandit" for Embraers Bandierantes
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:58 pm

(La chancha) is a nickname for AR B737,it`s funny!!!
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:03 am

MD-88 aka MadDog (what a great name for such a tame plane)
F-4 aka Phantom
F-4G aka Wild Weasel
B-52 aka Buff (A319XFW beat me to it)
U-2 aka Dragon Lady
KC-10 aka Extender
DeHavilland DH-6(?) aka Beaver
The Embraer micromini jets aka Barbie Jets or Jungle Jets

I don't like the F-22 Raptor name. Too many things got named after freaking dinosaurs after "Jurassic Park" came out in the 90s. That said, they fly over my house in Marietta, GA quite often and they would scare the crap out of me if I was one of the bad guys.

Quoting SunValley (Reply 7):
I always like the name "Bandit" for Embraers Bandierantes

I swear ComAir and ASA even listed this nickname on their websites, literature, etc.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:57 am

I've always liked the 'Tristar' L1011. Has a nice ring to it.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:53 am

The "vomit comet" for the DHC-6 Twin Otter.
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Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:11 pm

Tristar L1011
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:47 am

Quoting United_fan (Reply 10):
I've always liked the 'Tristar' L1011. Has a nice ring to it.

Forgot about that one! The L-1011 was my favorite plane.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:32 am

MegaDog...my personal name for the MD-11.
Mega ...big
dog.......it really was not the plane it was suppose to be. Thats why they are freighters instead of pax carriers.
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Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:07 am

I like the Dreamliner. Reminds me  cloudnine  - exactly what this smile shows!! Smile

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:13 am

A380-Whale Jet
A318-Short Bus
C152-One sh*tty two (just a nickname at my flight school)
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:15 am

"Wobblin' Goblin" for the F-117 Nighthawk, "Porkchop" for the B-2 Spirit, and "Hoover" for the S-3 Viking.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:09 pm

Its kind of along a different line, but for a 737: A baby called Fat Albert, is pretty good.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:49 pm

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 3):
First, Hornet is not a nickname but (semi) official.

That'd be correct. The unofficial nickname of the F/A-18 is the "Plastic Bug" and F/A-18E/Fs have an unofficial nickname that's a blast from the past - "Rhino."
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:45 pm

I like the BAe 146: Jumbolino

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:41 pm

Quoting Tennisace (Reply 1):
BA146........."Tonka jet" or "Fisher Price jet"



Quoting ZKEOJ (Reply 20):
I like the BAe 146: Jumbolino

I like Smurfjet and Baby Jumbo for the 146!

Also Short Plane and Stupid Purchase for the 747SP.

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:53 pm

IB A340 "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz."
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:04 pm

Alitalia's Embraer 170's are called wombles because of their nose.

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:57 pm

Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 5):
I like the nickname for the F-105, the "THUD"

It was also called "Lead Sled", which I like.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:03 am

Embraers in the 135/145 design....Pencil Jets
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:06 am

The "Pregnant Guppy" which was that Aerospacelines conversion of Boeing 377's. Looks kind of like a 1960's prop version of the Airbus Beluga's and definitely very "pregnant"
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:29 pm

747 lump
737 pocket rocket
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:58 am

I've heard many refer to RJs as lawn darts.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:02 pm

Forgot one in my earlier post,
757-300: The flying pencil
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:06 pm

Quoting RODOL (Reply 23):
Alitalia's Embraer 170's are called wombles because of their nose.

that's a good one. I like to call Alitali's plane Snoopy as well.
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Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:02 pm

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:00 am

Boeing 747: Jumbo jet
MD-80: Mad dog
Boeing 737-6/7/8/900: Next Generation
Airbus A380: Whalejet
Eastern's L1011's: Whisperjets
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:40 am

I forgot one of my favorites...

"Old Shakey" for the C-124 Globemaster.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airplane Nickname?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:45 am

HS748's are called Budgies. I think that's quite sweet!

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