ake0404ar
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The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 4:48 pm

I know this has nothing to do with Aviation photography at all but I still decided to post it in this forum as I do not participate in the other ones as much as I do here....

A question that has been kept me busy for a while now how did you guys come up with your username at airliners.net


My story as follows:

When I first registered with airliners.net I was looking for a username and could not really think of something suitalble...... I was looking around my living room and stopped at a picture of my dad in front of a Aerolineas Argentinas 747.......there was a LD-3 Container next to him and guess what the registration of that container was AKE0404AR....

Would be kind of cool to here your stories....

i.e. Mark Garfinkel (Tappan), Garry Watt (Granite), Thomas Millard (Thomasphoto60), Chris Weldy (Chris28_17), Luis Rosa (Mirage) Chris Sheldon ( Da Fwog)



Vasco Garcia
 
ckw
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 4:54 pm

Well I can guess Gary's ... Aberdeen is the Granite City. I thought about coming up with a good username, but, I've got accounts on so many different systems and services that if I used anything beside my usual CKW I'd be bound to forget it!

Cheers,

Colin
Colin K. Work, Pixstel
 
Granite
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 4:56 pm

Hi all

Vasco, my username Granite was based on two things:

My home city of Aberdeen is also called the Granite City as many buildings are built with this material.

Granite was the callsign of Aberdeen based Business Air before they were brought under BMA's wing.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
9A-CRO
Crew
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 5:07 pm

9A-CRO is registration of croatian presidental aircraft
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward...
 
yka
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 5:26 pm

YKA is the code of the airport in the city that I live in. use to be cyka but someone told me it means bitch in russian so i dropped the "c".
 
Qantas737
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 6:23 pm

I just chose this as it represents where I am from. The Qantas 737 aircraft are most common at my home airport and the name basically gives away what country I come from  Big grin
 
PIAforME
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 6:35 pm

I just chose the first and only Aircraft/Company I flew FirstClass on  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Kamran Sarwar
PIAforME
 
KingWide
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 6:39 pm

My username has a slightly longer story:

When I was finishing University, I was looking for a research position at a university. I saw one that might suit me and I fired off an e-mail [yes, we had e-mail in those days] applying for the position. Of course, I was very careful to include my University address so they could reply to me. Anyway, it was kind of traditional for us at university to have a different 'wacky' e-mail alias every day and I happened to have 'King Wide of Pink Trouser Land' on the day I sent the e-mail.

I thought no more of this until, about a fortnight later, a letter turned up in my pigeon hole at uni addressed to

King Wide,
c/o Pink Trouser Land,
School of Physics,
etc. etc.

I instantly realised that I'd forgotten to put my name on the email Big grin and some enterprising soul had addressed it to the only addressee they had!

And the scariest thing? I spoke to the admin assistant at the physics department and asked her how she knew it was for me. She just looked at me and said "Well, who else would it be?".  Big thumbs up

And I've used it ever since.

J
Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
 
Granite
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:06 pm

Hi Jason

Well you never had pink trousers on the weekend I was at LHR!

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
PUnmuth@VIE
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:29 pm

No story behind just name and home town.
-
 
Guest

RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:43 pm

Edinburgh pictures

...and I thought KingWide meant something else...!
Honestly, I though there were three letters dropped from the start! Who else thought that?

Gerry/EDI
 
OH-LZA
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:47 pm

The reg of Finnair's first A321, OH-LZA.
Here's a pic:

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Photo © PixAir



Zulu Alpha
 
Invader
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:47 pm

I was looking for an appropriate name to invade the forums, and the Invader is one of my most favoured aircraft........

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Photo © John P. Stewart


Cheers,

Peter
 
n949wp
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:11 pm

I first used "N949WP" on some other forum based here in HKG. When I initially joined that forum, it was shortly after the demise of the legendary Western Pacific Airlines. In remembrance of that very colorful carrier, I adopted the reg. of one of its most famous jets as my username.

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Photo © Ben Wang



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Photo © AirNikon



When I joined this forum, I just carried over the username.

'949
 
mirage
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 9:16 pm

Mirage means to me something you think you're seeing but it doesn't exists. Maybe this is relationed with my personality, people think they know me but they don't know me that well. People may think sometimes I'm a rude forum member, but I'm just a very pragmatic person (and good guy Smile.

Mirage also came from the Mirage 2000 fighter plane and my passion for military aviation.

Finally I like the sound of telling the name Mirage, very "photogenic" for my ears.

that's it
Luis
 
sin777er
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 10:03 pm

SIN came from Singapore, where I'm from. 777er is one of my favorite aircraft.
 
joe pries
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 10:07 pm

joe pries is a stealth name for me. i'm really joseph pries

 Smile
 
Sukhoi
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 10:11 pm

Mine comes from being treated to a flight in a Su-29  Wink/being sarcastic and from having watched Anatoly Kvotchur display the Su-27. It was going to be Kvotchur but i couldnt and still cant spell it right Big grin Big grin

Regards

Paul
 
KingWide
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 10:27 pm

Well, I've dropped the pink trousers since they don't fit anymore. After my recent diet, I'm (Not So) ***king Wide anymore!  Laugh out loud


J
Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
 
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lindy field
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 10:28 pm

Lindy Field is a nickname derived from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. I'm still amused that one forum member on the civil aviation forum assumed that Lindy is a woman's name...
 
Guest

RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:05 pm

Hi
I love that aircraft ( MD-11 )
 
flpuck6
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:16 pm

flpuck6 has nothing to do with me. It's actually my brother's initials "FL" and puck is spoken slang for hockey (we were both hockey players) and '6' is his favorite number. I have just stuck with that because it's too confusing to tell everyone that I have changed my e-mail address. Because I am registered on different sites, I like to keep things simple using the same "screenname".
Bonjour Chef!
 
LGW
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:27 pm

Hum, what a challenge to guess about my username!

LGW
 
F27
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:36 pm

When i was an aprrentice i cut my teeth on the Fokker Friendship and have loved them ever since. They were a great simple aircraft to work on and the sound of those rolls Royce Dart engines was maginificent
 
bodobodo
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 3:01 am

I can appreciate that my username is a little strange. My goal a while back was to come up with a username that wouldn't give my identity away yet was almost always guaranteed to be available. I settled on using bodo. My inspiration was Bodo Illgner, Germany's national soccer team goalkeeper of some years ago. I'm Canadian but my parents are from Germany. In any case using bodo worked well until websites became busier and getting bodo as a username became more difficult. However I've yet to run into a site where "bodobodo" wasn't available. Airliners.net was one of those sites and when I joined I wasn't sure how serious my participation was going to be so I chose bodobodo at first. In retrospect I regret not choosing something more significant but at this point its not worth the trouble of changing to something else.

Cheers,
Felix
 
ghost77
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 3:54 am

Mine there´s not too much to said, because I use it everywhere on mail accounts and stuff.. so I put here if I once forget it..

About Lindy_field I also was from the idea of a women name.. cuase specially in my case... at school in my classroom there´s a friend named Lindy!!.

ghost77
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
 
Guest

RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 5:38 am

Good one Joseph!!! Hahahaha. Well my name is where I take photos.....LGB is Long Beach Airport in California.
 
AIRCANON
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 5:43 am

Well... I have seen AIRNIKON here and found that quite cool. Since using CANON photo equipment and nobody was using AIRCANON i decided to take AIRCANON as my username.

Regards

Edwin
 
thomasphoto60
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 5:47 am

Lets see..... Thomas (my name) Photo (my occupation) 60 (the year in which the world was graced with my birth). Pretty simple......

Thomas
"Show me the Braniffs"
 
EGGD
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 5:48 am

Bodo Illgner - That Vicous keeper, wasn't he the one responsible for the worst challenge ever made by a GK?

My nick is pretty easy, My home airport!! Well not quite but the one i always fly from.

I also stole this idea off EGBB, thanks very much stud!
 
RealHigh
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:01 am

Airplanes fly real high.  Smile
 
APP
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:01 am

Mine's really dull...just my initials (but at least it's quick and easy to type!)..I must remember to try and get a life!!!!!  Yawn

By the way EGGD, I think the 'keeper you're thinking of was Harald Schumacher (sp?) who should have been sent off in the 1984 European Championships for an horrendous foul against a french player I believe.
I think I've just shown my age!!
Regards,
APP
 
aviator100
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:17 am

Before joining A'net, I tried to use "aviator" on another site , because the first two letters are my initials and my hobby is aviation, but it wasn't available anymore. So I added 100 for no reason, just easy to remember.

See you at some airport,
Ad
 
sharpnfuzzy
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:49 am

I once had a t-shirt that had the words 'Fuzz Off!' on the back of it in pretty small print, and people would always ask me why i had 'F**k Off!' on my shirt, and i constantly had to tell them to look closer. Anyway, its brand name was "Sharpe 'n Fuzzy's".... and i guess it just stuck with me. It was a pretty good shirt too, and i could never find that brand again......
 
BO__einG
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 7:05 am

My name is the first two letters of Boeing Aircraft manufacture co.
ALl the types of commercial airliners are called by Boeing 7 **.
Quite an influence to my name.
Also my friends call me Boeing as well and since my favorite type of planes are Boeing made, It makes simple sense.. I spaced my name so My real name Bo would be distinct whereas the eing part would still give the word Boeing.

Other than that my 2nd choice nick name I would of chosen would of been, "Boner" but according to the forum policy, it was nono.
More people in school call me by that than the people who call me Boeing.

Bo
Follow @kimbo_snaps on Instagram or bokimon- on Flickr to see more pics of me and my travels.
 
BO__einG
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 7:07 am

Hey Screeners:

How in the WORLD did you come up with such unique names??!!!
They are soooo Cool.

Screener1, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,

Those numbers give me the thought of 007 and 006 for the James Bond Big grin

harr!
Follow @kimbo_snaps on Instagram or bokimon- on Flickr to see more pics of me and my travels.
 
D10RK
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 7:45 am


Because the DC10-30 of Air Afrique was the first plane i took in photo...

 
andyhunt
Crew
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 8:03 am

Need I say anything?
Full frame always beats post processing
 
DSMav8r
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 8:10 am

Mine is pretty easy, no fancy stories, just something I made up when I was looking at the signup screen 2 years ago, lol. DSMav8r = Des Moines aviator. However that is way outdated now, since I no longer live in Des Moines.
To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
 
gocaps16
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 8:13 am

My username basically says it all.

I'm a huge Washington Capitals fan (NHL hockey) here in Arlington, VA and the 16 represents my age when I signed up for a username. So basically now, I should be gocaps18 because I'm turning 18 on December 4. Big grin

But also 16 represents the Jersey number for Caps center, Trevor Linden from Montreal last year.

Kevin/DCA
 
B-OTCH
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 10:37 am

well, think about it...lol

seriously...

On a spotting trip to LAX, me and a few friends (Chris28_17, Dazed767, and CactusA319) started thinking of funny registration numbers. This was one i came up with and I liked it for 3 reasons: 1. It really could be a reg# in China. 2. I have this habit of saying: "Im up out this bee-otch" when I leave somewhere. 3. "B" is the 1st initial of my 1st name, the way I sign a lot of my emails/posts and a nickname of mine around work.

and i guess I can add a #4 now: I seem to complain a lot on here!

B
 
Staffan
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 11:06 am

My first name simply...
 
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hias
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 2:46 pm

this is part of my first Name:

MatHIAS.

This is how my co-workers call me and so I thought it is a good name.

Regards

Mathias
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Granite
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Andyhunt

Fri Oct 12, 2001 4:09 pm

Hi Andy

Took me a while to figure out your's.....but got it in the end  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

4 weeks to go and counting Big grin

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
Carlos Borda
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 4:31 pm

I'm not really who I say I am....
 Nuts
 
ake0404ar
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 4:33 pm

Carlos,

shouldn't u be sleeeping...it is 03.30am .......

 
jettrader
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 4:45 pm

At last!

I've never been happy with my A380-200 username so now I've got one I really like.

Being a very big DC-8 fan I've been thinking for some time now of an "8" related name and I was pleasantly surprised to find JetTrader hadn't been taken.

The DC-8-50CF (Combi freighter) was eventually marketed as the "DC-8F Jet Trader" and the first to be built (line #175) flew as a DC-8-54F (reg. N9609Z) on the 29th October 1962.

Hence..."JetTrader"!

Regards,
Dean Barnes  Smile

Life's dangerous. Get a f**king helmet!
 
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Fly-K
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:29 pm

Not much creativity in mine either, part of my private email address, and easy to remember.

Konstantin
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
 
AndyEastMids
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RE: The Story Behind Your Username

Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:42 pm

Dean

I was pleasantly surprised to find JetTrader hadn't been taken

Makes you sound like the Arfur Daley of the aircraft world...  Big grin Big grin Big grin

Andy

(for people outside of the UK, Arthur Daley was a dealer selling rather dodgy used cars in a TV series)
 
jettrader
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RE: AndyEastMids

Fri Oct 12, 2001 7:25 pm


Me...a dodgy dealer? Never!  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers Andy!
Life's dangerous. Get a f**king helmet!

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