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Old 03-07-2013, 02:32 PM
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...I recently bought a restored 1978 honda Civic...
Hold on just a second....

...Someone actually RESTORED a 78 Civic!!!?
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:46 PM
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Default Having never met Larry......

.......just on his age alone I think it should be "Breaking Wind"
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:42 PM
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:59 AM
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Default Interesting...

Given that flying has inherited so many traditions and names from the sea, (ship, Captain, etc.) I think it's interesting that while there are countless volumes of Ship & Boat names, in aviation naming is still mostly the exception. I was forced to sell my -8 project a few years ago, but if and when I ever acquire a plane suitable for naming, it will happen. If a name doesn't appear to you or appeal to you, then it's not your thing. Names, like stars, however can align and form shapes and entities before your eyes and there's nothing you can do about it. Either you see a mass of stars at night, or you see constellations and animals.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:33 PM
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Default Do you......

Given that flying has inherited so many traditions and names from the sea, (ship, Captain, etc.) I think it's interesting that while there are countless volumes of Ship & Boat names, in aviation naming is still mostly the exception. I was forced to sell my -8 project a few years ago, but if and when I ever acquire a plane suitable for naming, it will happen. If a name doesn't appear to you or appeal to you, then it's not your thing. Names, like stars, however can align and form shapes and entities before your eyes and there's nothing you can do about it. Either you see a mass of stars at night, or you see constellations and animals.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:30 PM
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I agree with her completely. Had to go with Crazy Woman for my -8. There is novel that could be written to explain!!!! I should have checked my words I ment Biography!!!!! English scholar I am not.



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Old 03-08-2013, 01:37 PM
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A novel INDEED!
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Funny, everytime I tell a guy I built an airplane they ask how fast it goes. Every girl asks what I named it.
I get precisely the same reactions.

I've been mulling over names since I got the plane in 2015. Nothing really perfect has jumped out at me.

My girl's first name is Rosanne, and I'd like to include that somehow.

First thought was "Ramblin' Rose" because the plane takes me everywhere - and quickly. But the character in the lyrics isn't, shall we say, loyal And this plane is very loyal.

I also like:

"Pistolero"
"Red Hot Rose"
"Racy Rose"

I kind of like "Happy Gregg's Go Buggy" (after "Happy Jack's Go Buggy") because of the alliteration. But it's a little long.

But nothing really stands out. I'll know when I hear it.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:55 PM
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My -9's named Aurora Australis, the scientific name for the Southern lights which I've always thought are pretty cool. Of course, it helps that Van's is based in Aurora and I'm in Australia, too!
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:09 PM
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For the past two years that I have been spending in the shop, my wife is always saying "Going to spend the evening with your mistress?"

"The Mistress" will be across the cowling of my 6A.
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