View Full Version : Have you named your aircraft?

20th Oct 2004, 15:28
I'm looking for inspiration - so has anyone here named thier aircraft like you would with a ship?

C'mon Mr Draper, you must've boarded a few interesting sounding ships in your naval days, any interesting ones (please don't include the ones which've since sunk without trace!)?

20th Oct 2004, 15:31

surely not
20th Oct 2004, 15:33
How about 'PMT' if once a month it becomes unpredictable and difficult to handle.

not sure this post was such a good idea :D

20th Oct 2004, 15:44
Think alliteration. What type is it?

surely not
20th Oct 2004, 15:52
ah well how about for a Shoreham based a/c:-

The Beach Bitch Beech

No??? oh well...................:O

20th Oct 2004, 16:13
A/c type is unspecified at the moment Gainsey - but I see where you're going:

Audrey the Auster
Maude the Maul etc

20th Oct 2004, 16:19
At a certain Mil jumpsite not far from Stonehenge a few years ago the two BN2s were Tommy the Turbine and Peter the Piston, plus Celia the Cessna.

20th Oct 2004, 16:29

That ought to pour a bucket of iced water over any inflated Pilotitis you may contract and keep u "down to Earth".

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20th Oct 2004, 16:33
Peter Piper
Robin Robin
Andy Cap

20th Oct 2004, 17:28
Enola Bi-sexual

uhmmm, Enola Mind your own business...

20th Oct 2004, 17:35
"Miserable heap of sh!t" :mad:

When it wouldn't start on a 38 deg C day.

surely not
20th Oct 2004, 18:25
Givuzza Suk-hoi!

'Geezer' for any Diamond a/c

'You can't be' for a Cirrus

20th Oct 2004, 19:04
Petra the Perpedicularly Performing Pitts

OK, I'll get me coat, I'm going......:)

Boss Raptor
20th Oct 2004, 19:11
generic 'clang bucket', 'flying scrap' and 'piece of crap' when I dont like it...and of course the amount of money it costs in maintenance 'bottomless pit' - when it actually makes a positive cashflow it becomes 'alwight' :E

20th Oct 2004, 19:18
Mine will be an amphib, and I will call it:

The Sea Duck

can anyone spot the obscure TV reference?

Onan the Clumsy
21st Oct 2004, 03:52
My brother's called Queenie because the reg ends in the letter Q.

He also had one that ended with a V and called it Vera after Vera Duckworth.

Oddly I never named mine.

I tell my students to never call the aircraft a bad name like "bitch" because she'll always look after you and when the chips are down, she'll give her life trying to save yours.

21st Oct 2004, 08:50

She's yellow, walks and swims like a duck.

21st Oct 2004, 09:32
I don't need to give mine a special name, the name of the manufacturer (http://www.thruster.co.uk/) is perfectly ironic.

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21st Oct 2004, 10:13
How about 'Pugwash' for any owners of a CAP 10?

21st Oct 2004, 10:49
Trouble is, there ain't many good manufacturers names. The Fairey Nuff, Vickers Teaparty and Airspeed Indicator had a certain ring to them.

Call it Kevin.

21st Oct 2004, 10:56
And wasn't there a German aircraft, the Focke-Wulf 'Carefully'?

See also these few others (from whence I nicked the name above).

Aircraft names (http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38897)

(Edited for dedication)

22nd Oct 2004, 02:57
My 182's named "City of Motherwell" in Landor BA livery.originally named "Rivets At Work" :ok:

22nd Oct 2004, 03:28
We used to call our 727's " The Whistling Sh*tbox"...

Cardinal Puff
22nd Oct 2004, 06:00
Fek'n money draining, oil splattering, expensive Avgas leaking noisy heap of rusted reject components.

.......or Baby......

B Fraser
22nd Oct 2004, 18:55
Aer Lingus name all their crates after Saints i.e. St. Callum

There is a simulator called St. Thetic :D

22nd Oct 2004, 19:22
I always liked Stephen Coonts's "Cannibal Queen"


22nd Oct 2004, 20:43
Reminds me of boarding a BA 737 about 20 years ago via the airstair and noticing it was called "Swallow". I've wondered ever since what the others were called... was it nice birdy names like "Nightingale" and "Lark"... or others in the bodily function series like "Defecate" and "Fart".

Atlas Shrugged
24th Oct 2004, 12:02
.............because she'll always look after you and when the chips are down, she'll give her life trying to save yours.

I like that :ok: :ok: