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  1. Kevin

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    Aardvark General Dynamics F-111
    Able Dog Douglas AD Skyraider
    Aerobee Aerojet General X-8
    All Three Dead Douglas A3D Skywarrier
    Aluminium Overcast Convair B-36 Peacemaker
    Aluminium Overcast Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
    Aluminium Overcast Douglas C-124 Globemaster
    Ambar ("Barn") Beriev MBR-2
    Angel Lockheed U-2
    Anushka Antonov An-2
    Anushka Polikarpov Po-2
    Ass-Ender Curtiss XP-55 Ascender
    Awful Terrible Six North American AT-6 Texan
    Baltimore Whore Martin B-26 Marauder
    Bamboo Bomber Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
    Banjo McDonnell F2H Banshee
    Bantam Bomber Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
    Barge Douglas SBD Dauntless
    Bat Plane Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
    Beast Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    Bee Tee Vultee BT-13 Valiant
    Bent-Wing Bird Vought F4U Corsair
    Blackfish Fairey Swordfish (built by Blackburn)
    Blechesel ("Tin Donkey") Junkers J I
    Bloody Paraliser Handley Page 0/400
    Biff Bristol F.2B
    Big Bird McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
    Big Stick Convair B-36 Peacemaker
    Billy's Bomber North American B-25 Mitchell
    Blackbird Lockheed SR-71
    Black Jet Lockheed F-117
    Bleed-Air Blimp Lockheed C-130 Hercules
    Bone Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Boomerang Northrop B-2 Spirit
    Brisfit Bristol F2B
    Britschik ("Little Shaver") Bell P-39 Airacobra
    Bucon Hispano HA 1112K
    Budget Bomber Northrop B-2 Spirit
    Buff Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
    (Big, Ugly Fat F*****)
    Bug Smasher Beech C-45 Expeditor
    Bumble Bee McDonnell XF-85 Goblin
    Buzz Bomb V-1
    Cadillac Northrop M2
    Canuck Curtiss JN-4D
    Catfish Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk
    Cee One-Oh-Boom Consolidated C-109 Liberator
    Chaika (Gull) Beriev Be-12 'Mail'
    Chaika (Gull) Polikarpov I-153
    Chickenhawk Cessna T-41 Mescalero
    Chipmunk Boeing RC-135C
    Clunk Douglas SBD Dauntless
    Coconutknocker Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
    Connie Lockeed Constellation
    Convertor Cessna T-37
    Cradle Fairchild PT-19
    Cranberry Martin B-57 Canberra
    Crane Sykorsky CH-54 Tarhe
    Crowd Killer Fairchild C-87 Packet
    Crowd Killer Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
    Dagger Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
    Dart Convair F-106 Delta Dart
    Delta Queen Convair B-58 Hustler
    Deuce Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
    Dinosaur Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar
    Dogship Grumman A-6 Intruder
    Dollar Nineteen Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
    Doodlebug V-1
    Dorito MDD A-12
    Double-Breasted Cub Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
    Double Ugly McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
    Double Ugly Grumman EA-6B Prowler
    Dowager Ducchess Douglas C-47 Dakota
    Dragon Lady Lockheed U-2
    Dreifinger (Three Fingers) Junkers Ju 88
    Droop Snoot Lockheed P-38 Lightning with glass nose
    Egg Hughes OH-6 Cayuse
    Electric Jet General Dynamics F-16
    Emil Messerschmitt Bf 109E
    Etagere (Elevator) NC.1071
    Faithfull Annie Avro Anson
    Fat Albert Lockheed C-130 Hercules
    Fertile Myrtle Grumman AF-2W Guardian
    Fifi Grumman F3F
    Fliegendes Stachelschwein Short Sunderland
    Flying Banana Vertol CH-21 Workhorse
    Flying Bathtub Northrop M2F
    Flying Bedstead Rolls-Royce TMR
    Flying Carrot Westland Lysander
    Flying Coffin Airspeed Horsa
    Flying Dump Truck Douglas AD Skyraider
    Flying Edsel General Dynamics F-111
    Flying Eggbeater Sikorsky R-4 Hoverfly
    Flying Gas Station Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
    Flying Prostitute Martin B-26 Marauder
    Flying Potato Martin-Marietta X-24A
    Flying Flatiron Martin-Marietta X-24B
    Flying ****house Kaman HH-43 Huskie
    Flying Suitcase Handley Page Hampden
    Flying Speed Brake Lockheed Constellation
    Flying Washboard Ford Trimotor
    FOD Vacuum Northrop F-89 Scorpion
    Ford Douglas F4D Skyray
    Fork-tailed Devil Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    FRED Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
    (Fantastic Ridiculous Economic Disaster)
    Fritz Messerschmitt Bf 109F
    Frog Martin P5M Mariner
    Frustrated Palm Tree Sikorsky R-4 Hoverfly
    Gabelschwanzteufel Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    (Fork-tailed devil)
    Gator Boeing T-43
    Go Get Him Fido AIM-120 AMRAAM
    Ghost Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
    Ginnie Vickers Virginia
    Gipsy Rose Lee Curtiss P-40L Warhawk
    Gliding Electric Show Grumman EA-6B Prowler
    GLOB Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
    (Ground Loving Old *******)
    Gooney Bird Douglas C-47 Dakota
    Grach Suchoi Su-25
    Grand Old Lady Douglas C-47 Dakota
    Ground Gripper De Havilland Trident
    Ground Loving Whore Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
    Guppy Grumman AF-2W Guardian
    Gustav Messerschmitt Bf 109G
    Gutless Cutlass Vought F7U Cutlass
    Habu Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
    Halibag Handley Page Halifax
    Heinneman's Hot Rod Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
    Helldiver Curtiss F8C
    Herk Lockheed C-130 Hercules
    Hog Republic F-84 Thunderjet
    Hog Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
    Hog Lockheed C-130 Hercules
    Hog Bell UH-1 Iroquois
    Hog Nose Boeing RC-135M
    Hook Boeing CH-47 Chinook
    Huey Bell UH-1 Iroquois
    Huey Cobra Bell AH-1 Cobra
    Hummer Cessna T-37
    Hummer Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
    Hun North American F-100 Super Sabre
    Iron Butterfly Republic F-105 Thunderchief
    Ironworks Grumman
    Ishak ("Jackass") Polikarpov I-16
    Jenny Curtiss JN
    Jug Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Jump Jet BAe/MDD AV-8 Harrier
    Kaasjager (Cheese fighter) North American F-86K Sabre
    Katy Payen Pa 49
    Katyusha Tupolev SB-2
    Kanonenvogel Junkers Ju 87G
    Kobry ("Cobra") Bell P-39 Airacobra
    Kraft Ei (power egg) Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet
    Kukuruznik Antonov An-2
    Lanc Avro Lancaster
    Lawn Dart General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
    Lawn Dart Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Lead Sled McDonnell F3H Demon
    Lead Sled Republic F-84 Thunderjet
    Lead Sled Republic F-105 Thunderchief
    Lead Sled Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
    Lead Sled Boeing RC-135U
    Lieutenant Eater Republic F-84 Thunderjet
    Little Hummer General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
    Little Hummer Douglas A-26 Invader
    Little Racer Douglas A-26 Invader
    Lizzie Westland Lysander
    Loach Hughes OH-6 Cayuse
    Magnesium Overcast Convair B-36 Peacemaker
    Man-Eater LTV A-7 Corsair II
    Maytag Messerschmitt Ryan PT-22 Recruit
    Meatbox Gloster Meteor
    Mezek ("Mule") Avia S-199
    MiG Master Vought F8U Crusader
    Mighty Iron Hardware Republic F-105 Thunderchief
    Mighty Mite Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
    Monkeyknocker Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
    Mos Neata (Geezer) I.A.R. 39
    Mosca (Fly) Polikarpov I-16
    Nighthawk Lockheed F-117
    Ninak De Havilland D.H.9A
    North American Safety Jet North American T-2 Buckeye
    Old Metuselah Douglas C-47 Dakota
    Old Shaky Douglas C-124 Globemaster
    Old Smokey McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
    Olive on a toothpick Hughes OH-6 Cayuse
    One-Oh-Wonder McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
    Overcast North American B-70 Valkyrie
    Panzerknacker Junkers Ju 87G
    Peacemaker Convair B-36
    Pea Shooter Boeing P-26
    Peter Dash Flash North American P-51 Mustang
    Pinball Bell RP-63 Kingcobra
    Placid Plodder Douglas C-47 Dakota
    Plastic Bug McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet
    Polecat Grumman X-29
    Porker Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
    Pregnant Beast Grumman TBF Avenger
    Puff, the Magic Dragon Douglas AC-47
    Pylly Walteri Brewster B-239 Buffalo (Finnish)
    (Bustling Walter)
    Queen Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Q-bird Grumman EA-6B Prowler
    Queer Grumman EA-6B Prowler
    Radial Interceptor Beech T-34 Mentor
    Rhapsody in Glue Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
    Rhino McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
    Sabre Dog North American F-86D Sabre
    Scarier BAe/MDD AV-8 Harrier
    Scrapper Grumman AF-2S Guardian
    Seven Balls Two Convair XF-92
    Shagbat Supermarine Walrus
    Shar BAe Sea Harrier
    ****hook Boeing CH-47 Chinook
    Silver Bullet Convair XP-81
    Silver Dollar North American F-100 Super Sabre
    Silver Sow Boeing C-135
    Six Convair F-106 Delta Dart
    Six Shooter Convair F-106 Delta Dart
    Skooter Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
    Skunk Works Lockheed's Burbank plant
    Skycrane Sykorsky CH-54 Tarhe
    Skyhog Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
    SLAT Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
    (Slow, Low Aerial Target)
    Sled Lockheed SR-71
    Slick Bell UH-1 Iroquois
    Slick Chick North American RF-100A
    Slow But Deadly Douglas SBD Dauntless
    Slow Navy Bomber Beech SNB Kansan
    Sluf LTV A-7 Corsair II
    (Short, little ugly fellah)
    Snake Bell AH-1 Cobra
    Snake Lockheed P2V Neptune
    Son of a ***** 2nd Class Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    Spad Douglas A-1 Skyraider
    Spam Can North American P-51 Mustang
    Sparkvark Grumman EF-111 Raven
    Speedy Three Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless
    Spit Supermarine Spitfire
    Squash Bomber Republic F-105 Thunderchief
    Staggerwing Beech 17
    Superbolt Republic P-47 Thunderbolt with 'bubble'
    cockpit.
    Stanley Steamer Northrop F-89 Scorpion
    Star Lizard Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
    Sterile Arrow Grumman EA-6B Prowler
    Stoof Grumman S2F Tracker
    Strat Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
    Stratobladder Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
    Strike Pig Boeing T-43
    Stringbag Fairey Swordfish
    Stuka Junkers Ju-87
    Super Hog Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
    Super ****ter Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
    Swinger General Dynamics F-111
    Switchblade General Dynamics F-111
    Swoose Goose Vultee XP-54
    Tadpole Grumman A-6 Intruder
    Taivaan Helmi (Sky Pearl) Brewster B-239 Buffalo (Finnish)
    Tank Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
    Tante Ju Junkers Ju 52/3m
    Tausendfussler Arado Ar 232
    T-bird Lockheed T-33
    T-bolt Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Tennis Court McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
    Thud Republic F-105 Thunderchief
    Thunder Piglet Fairchild Republic T-46A
    Thunderscreech Republic XF-84H
    Tin Goose Ford Trimotor
    Tinker Toy Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
    Tin Mossie Vickers 432
    Torbeau Bristol Beaufighter TF.X
    Tripehound Sopwith Triplane
    Triple Threat Republic F-105 Thunderchief
    Tsetse De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.XVIII
    T-tailed Mountain Magnet Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
    Tub Convair TF-102 Delta Dagger
    Turkey Grumman F-14 Tomcat
    Turkey Grumman TBF Avenger
    Tweet Cessna T-37
    Tweety Bird Cessna T-37
    Ubiytsa (Killer) Yakovlev Yak-3U
    Ultra Hog Republic F-105 Thunderchief
    Useless 78 Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
    Useless Deuce Lockheed U-2
    Velcro Hawk Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
    Vibrator Vultee BT-13 Valiant
    Viper General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
    Voting Member F-16 pilot
    Warthog Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
    Whale Douglas F3D Skynight
    Whale Douglas A3D Skywarrior
    Whispering Death Vought F4U Corsair (apocryphical?)
    Whispering Death Bristol Beaufighter
    Whistling ****can BAe/MDD AV-8 Harrier
    White Rocket Northrp T-38 Talon
    Widow-Maker Martin B-26 Marauder
    Willy Fudd Grumman W2F
    Wimpy Vickers Wellington
    Wobblin' Goblin Lockheed F-117
    World's Largest Dog Whistle Cessna T-37
    Yastreb (Hawk) Polikarpov I-16
    Yastrebok (Little Hawk) Polikarpov I-16, also for other fighters
    Yellow Peril Stearman N2S / PT-17 Kaydet
  3. Jet News

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    Wow...I thought the F117 was the Night Hawk?
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    A fun list. But nothing for the B-24 !
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    The above showcases nicknames mainly from military/naval aircraft but how about those that are in the business aviation side of things.

    1. "Bandit" (Private Boeing 767-300ER)
    2. "Mini Bandit" (Private Dassault Falcon 7X)
    3. "Bourkhan" (Private Airbus A340)

    You are welcomed to continue to add to this!
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    Sadly, a beautiful P-51D went down a couple days ago called "Big Beautiful Doll"
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    The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a Gufstream GIV-SP that is called "GONZO". Here is a look at the team releasing a dropsonde from the aircraft last year to take information from Hurricane Maria.

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    Dornier_Do-28D_Skyservant.jpg
    That is what we called rather disrespectfully, the "Bauernadler", the Dornier Do-28 D2 Skyservant. And the real meaning translated into english is definately not "Farmers Eagle". The German word Bauer is also used as a pretty bad swearword for somebody behaving very badly and below standards. And this bird behaved very badly and below any standards. Noisy, very noisy, inside and outside. Slow, very slow, 120 Kts cruise speed at the highest powersetting You could still lean the piston engines for some range, unstable around all three axes and crosswind landings were a nightmare. And with a single engine failure directly after take off, You could bearly clear the fence of the airfield. And the tail wheel was not steerable of course with the wheel brakes very weak. A real pilots plane.

    Each combat wing had several of those ugly monsters as liaison aircrafts. It gave us a lot of flexibility for bringing mechanics and spare parts to aircraft on the ground and it could take off and land on any 1000 ft grass strip.

    I flew that ugliest aircraft in world during my whole active and reserve duty in the Navy and the Air Force as a secondary duty until it was phased out. 1.123 flying hours of pure punhisment for a jet driver but I tore myself for every flight :p.

    It is really frustating, if You are flying VFR along a railway line and the trains are running away from you. And when flying IFR in IMC (without Autopilot of course), the aircraft picked up so much ice, that it got slower and slower and of course lower. I remember some flights to Bavaria in winter, when we flew at MCP with an airspeed of bearly 9o Kts and a service ceiling below min safe altitude. After landing, their was sometimes so much ice on the ground around the aircraft, that the ground crew could fill a complete wheelbarrow with it. And with an engine failure directly after take off, You could bearly clear the fence of the airfield.

    But the most dangerous flights were those trips to airshows with the aircraft filled with buddies from Your squadron. 10 drunken jet pilots in the back and on the copilot seat and You were not allowed to tie and gag them :).

    Man, do I miss my military life!!!!
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    Interesting positioning of the engines.
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    I've always had an affinity for peculiar planes... not saying that they're any good at all, but I do appreciate it when someone has the guts to try designing something different. LOL
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    Currently we have NOAA's two WP3D Orion Hurricane Hunters, "Miss Piggy" and "Kermit" plus the Gulfstream G-IV SP nicknamed "Gonzo" stationed at TBPB/BGI. They are setting up to fly out to Major Hurricane Lorenzo in the mid Atlantic. Interesting names they all have. Photo of "Kermit" by LT Kevin Doremus

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