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RE: Plane Nicknames

Tue Jan 01, 2002 6:03 am

I'm still amazed at that SAS Md82 above being called "Tampon".
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Tue Jan 01, 2002 9:17 am

In regards to the V-tailed Bonanza is it a hrd airplane to fly?? Does the v-tail actually make any difference to handling??
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Tue Jan 01, 2002 9:52 am

My one for the 777,,,, the STUD,,,, big fuse,, big b***S sorry engines......
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Tue Jan 01, 2002 10:49 am


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RE: Plane Nicknames

Tue Jan 01, 2002 6:12 pm

In regards to the V-tailed Bonanza is it a hrd airplane to fly?? Does the v-tail actually make any difference to handling??

The V-tail has been known to part company with the rest of the plane in turbulence.

 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Tue Jan 01, 2002 7:42 pm

I remember that Sabre Airways had a 727-200 called "lady Pratricia" and the other was called "tinks", anagrammed from the word SKINT.Need i say more.

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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 12:53 am

What about the airlines' names for their planes? For example, the last MD-83 that was delivered to TWA was called The Spirit of Long Beach. PSA also had names for their MD-80's, such as The Smile of San Diego, or The Smile of Portland. I will see if I can find the entire list of names for the MD-80's.
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 1:05 am

All Aer Lingus planes are named after irish saints. EI133
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 1:59 am

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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 2:39 am

My favourite:

The "TUSHKA" , TUPOLEV-154


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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 2:41 am

Wouldn't the flying banana have been more applicable to a Virgin Sun aircraft?

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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 4:27 am

Yorkie is right, 'The Rocket' is the most common nickname for Concorde, along with 'The Rocketship', The Pocket Rocket' and 'The Paraffin Pencil'.




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When the 747-436's became the mainstay of the BA longhaul fleet, the older B747-136's became known as 'Coal Burners'.
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 5:07 am

I've always known the Metro as...

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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 5:23 am

In my airline's operation, we used to refer to 727's as "Trimotors."
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 7:14 am

727 - "Jurassic Jet"
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 7:26 am

I've heard the 777 called the whore..... oh wait... that's my mother... never mind.. scratch that....


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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:28 am

The V-tailed bonanza's are called the forked-tailed doctor killers because they are high performance, harder to controll then your trainer, high stall speed, low margin of error aircraft. For the person with proper training, these are no problems, but doctors often have a lot of money and buy these airplanes before they are ready for them. When the doctors make a bad judgement, the airplane bites back, sometimes fatally...


The aircraft I fly is the Beechcraft BE-77 Skipper... Beechcraft (or beechnut) pocket rocket.
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 10:58 pm

Piper Navajo- "Navaslow" or "The Hoe"
B727 or F-102- "The Duece"
Piper Tomahawk- "Traumahawk"
And finally in our tower...
Mooney- "Trouble", "Pain in the ass", "bastard" or any other bit of profanity that is fitting at the moment....
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Wed Jan 02, 2002 11:16 pm

777 "jet jet jet"

I call the 747SP "the smushed plane"  Laugh out loud after all, it does look smushed!

Southwest planes have names like "Lonestar" "Shamu" etc.

Ameirca West also has names.

-Will
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Thu Jan 03, 2002 12:51 am

UA still calls 737s "guppies" but the 737-200 where called "thunder guppies" 727's where "three-holers" and so far as I know only in PHL we called J-31's and J-41s "Mosquito".
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Thu Jan 03, 2002 1:02 am


We have affectionately nicknamed some of our aircraft at Comair.

Meet "Bubbles"


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Here is "Wonder Woman"


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This is "Skyline" (Skyline Chili is popular in Cincinnati)


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And finally we have "Old Sparky" (This was the plane that was involved in a gear up landing. It was repaired and returned to service. N168CA)


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Regional Jets are also know as Barbie Jets, Scope Jets, Angry Puppies, and Small Jets.

Happy flying!!!

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RE: Plane Nicknames

Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:32 am

The US Navy had a Convair CV-880 it used in cabin decompression tests, which it nicknamed "Old Skokey."
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Thu Jan 03, 2002 4:01 am

Because SAS always used to have so much trouble with their SAAB 2000´s, they were called "The Penguin". Its a bird but it can´t fly!


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RE: Plane Nicknames

Thu Jan 03, 2002 4:36 am

G'day


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Lufthansa nicknamed those "vacuum cleaner", the early -100's used to clean runways really well, causing quite a number of them problems with their digestive system.

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Peter
 
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RE: Plane Nicknames

Thu Jan 03, 2002 4:42 am

Saab 2000: Concordio
Avro RJs: Jumbollinos
ERJ-145: Sambalino or Jungle Jet

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