What Is Your Favorite Aircraft Nickname?

Wumbo Jumbo - B747

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Nightmareliner (B787)
Shed/Box(Shorts 360)
baby bus (A318)
microbus (A319)
NintendoJet (A320)
The Aircraft in Plastic (A330)
Fat Little Ugly Fellow (FLUF) (B737)
Mechanical Hang Glider (Avro Vulcan)
Lawndart (CRJ)
Manned Missile (F-104)
Flyng Potato (Piper PA-23)
Concordeski (Ty-144)

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Any more favorites? There are tons of aircraft nicknames out there.

I sometimes informally refer to the A310, A318, and A319 as the “shortbus,” slang for a shortened school bus (with a wheelchair lift) used by handicap schools. It’s kind of mean, I know.

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737-600
stubby
simple as that

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Shuttle -

Dreamliner - B787

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767-the default LR plane featured in ads and videos

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I like The Baby bus- A318 and the Mad Dog MD-80/82/83/90

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I thought this was the 747 👀

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Boeing 727- Wisperjet

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The Raccoon and The Queen

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That one for sure

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How about the Boeing 757-300 pencil

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Woblin goblin (f117), Beluga (A300-600ST), Mascara (A350) and finally, Queen of The Skies (747).

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Everyone’s talking about the 757 pencil but what about the legendary a340-600 pencil?

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FW-190 “Butcher Bird”

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MD-80
‘Mad dawg’

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a380- The Flying Forehead
C-130H- Fat Albert
And we can’t forget, The Queen Of The Skies.

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Mad Dog FTW

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Babybus (A319)

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