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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:04 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 30):

Surely you must remember the FR 737-200 that was the Vodafone logojet, EI-CNT!
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:14 pm

Why not spell it right out  
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:33 pm

Two reg come to mind, BA G-EUPP which in Swedish means give up
and MS SU-GAV which in Swedish is ....ehm how to put it nicely, it is an instruction to somebody to perform a certain oral assignment  
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:37 pm

There's also a pimply teenager: D-ACNE .


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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:49 pm

Malev used to have a registration: HA-LOK whick means "I die , I am dying"

Very unfortunate....


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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:57 pm

There once was Piper PA-34-200 in Ireland which had the registration EI-EIO (say each letter and think of a children's song  )
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:14 pm

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 48):
Not a registration, but I did want to add the apocryphal story of Sioux City, which bears the IATA code SUX.

FUK makes me chortle.

Quoting eicvd (Reply 50):
Surely you must remember the FR 737-200 that was the Vodafone logojet, EI-CNT!

Ah that's right! I forgot  
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:15 pm

My personal favorite is that Dornier plane with the reg D-ICKS! That's pretty unfortunate!
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:15 pm

Quoting Antidote (Reply 43):
Not sure if they're really unfortunate but Canada has 3 BUM's and 1 TIT in the Civil Aircraft Registry - none of them airliners.

AC's first 26 DC-8s were registered sequentially CF-TJA through CF-TJZ. The last 16 (3 -53s and 13 -63s) were registered CF-TIH through CF-TIX, skipping only CF-TIT.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:20 pm

Back in the days of B.O.A.C. they had Britannia registered G-ANBG. It was always having tech problems and in the end pilots said it was jinxed and that "NBG" stood for No Bloody Good. B.O.A.C. re=registered the aircraft to G-APLL and it flew on with them for many years after under the new registration before being handed over to B.K.S.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:25 pm

I want to register C-RASH, B-LIND and M-AYDI...


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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:43 pm

I remember many times when IB had 757s, flying on EC-HIV
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:48 pm

Altough very fortunate, how about 4K-MEK8? ...somebody showing some possitive attitude to the Duchess of Cambridge?  
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:55 pm

The pre-WWII Lufthansa had a Junkers 52 registered D-ANAL.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:04 pm

I've always found the Qantas 332 VH-EBO has a rather foul aroma.  

But I think FUK takes the cake for the best code, even though it's for an airport.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:28 pm

Not so unfortunate, but rather cute "M-RBUS" an A319CJ comes on on flight tracker as "MRBUS"


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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:08 pm

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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:26 pm

Quoting eicvd (Reply 50):
EI-CNT!

LMAO    
Quoting aerdingus (Reply 30):
EI-FEC

Yeah I took a pic of it a few weeks back in ACE .


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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:57 pm

Slightly off topic, but did any of you ever ask a FA for TWATea?
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:20 am

The - 666 reference / fear / comment is a cultural thing.
In Japan and China, at least, the number 4 is considered unlucky. I don't think passengers would be so oversensitive as to worry about flying on an aircraft with a 444 registration number ...
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:51 am

Quoting Phen (Reply 55):
There once was Piper PA-34-200 in Ireland which had the registration EI-EIO (say each letter and think of a children's song )

And Frank Sinatra's version with slightly amended lyrics that wasn't a children's song.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk6B_LGKlJ4
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:55 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):
CF-CUM was never delivered and went to the British government for research purposes and was scrapped a couple of years later.

Actually, it joined BOAC for a while first, as G-ANAV, during which time it also flew under charter to SAA. (Its cockpit still exists, in BOAC livery, with the Science Museum in London, although AFAIK it's now stored somewhere out of public view.) But I digress. Meanwhile...

My Dad used to find the BEA Vanguard G-APES hilarious.

Two aircraft that suffered accidents at LHR were a Viscount G-AMOK and an Ambassador G-AMAD. Unfortunately, it rather summed up what happened.

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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:11 am

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 60):
I want to register C-RASH, B-LIND and M-AYDI...

C-RASH not possible as the 2nd letter in Canadian registrations has to be F or G (except I for ultralights). When they run out of C-Gxxx registrations they'll probably go to C-Hxxx so you'll have a long wait for C-Rxxx.  
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:41 pm

Ignorance kills. :tombstone:
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:17 pm

Quoting kiffy (Reply 1):
On the same note, N666US

I've flown on her on my last two DL trips between Japan and America...quite a smooth ride for the plane of the beast!


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