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Anthony Appleyard
23rd Nov 2013, 22:21
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kittyhawk

It seems that Kittyhawk (a name associated with flying) is not named after a sort of hawk, but was named after a place called Kittyhawk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Hawk,_North_Carolina

which was established in the early 18th century with the name Chickahawk.,
which looks like a rendering of a native Amerindian placename.

funfly
23rd Nov 2013, 22:51
It's cockney rhyming slang for 'Titty Walk', a way of walking made famous by large breasted ladies going home after a few pints of lager. :ok:

Burnie5204
23rd Nov 2013, 23:47
Yes, Kittyhawk being the location of the Wright Brothers first powered flight

G-CPTN
23rd Nov 2013, 23:57
Ani ful kno that.

flynverted
24th Nov 2013, 06:24
Also the name of the last airline I worked for. :ok:

Lon More
24th Nov 2013, 08:36
Aircraft using Kittyhawk xxx callsigns would indicate Royal Family or government members on board.

For Cameron or Cleg it's changed to Sh1tehawk,

SilsoeSid
24th Nov 2013, 10:01
It was the name of Viscount Trenchard's wife to be, Kitty Hawk.
:ok:

airship
24th Nov 2013, 12:34
500N or Milomindbenders' pseudonyms on other cat-hating forums / discussions... :E