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Do you or have you named your plane?

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I am in contract with my first plane and yes, it is a Mooney!  While traveling with my wife to check out a new track we will be running an event at, the thought occurred to me that though we have named every race car, truck and passenger vehicle, we ought to come up with a name for our new family member.

So, have you named your plane and if so, what is it and how did you come to that name?

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Raggedy Anne.  She has a few patches on her from a previous meeting with a hangar.

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Not officially, but the Cessna is Miss Piggy because she’s been gaining weight since new.  The Mooney is Joyce because both my Mother and my wife’s names were Joyce.

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Nope. You want to care about and love your plane, but you don’t want irrational emotional attachment that might affect your decision making if shit goes wrong. 

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Mine changes from times to times and most will get me thrown into MS jail :D

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The plane rolled out of factory in December 1967.  The most famous movie that came out that month was The Graduate. I named the plane Mrs. Robinson - she is indeed the older woman in my life.  

Image result for the graduate Mrs. Robinson

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Lil' Sister, because my co-pilot and I are the youngest kids in our families, and this wonderful aircraft is a "she", and she's a bit younger than us.

 

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We call ours "the Mooney" or "the plane."

Not "da plane!", just "the plane" without the funny accent . . . 'cause we dont have Tattoo . . .

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24 minutes ago, Cody Stallings said:

Yep!!!

Agent Orange.

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Someone wise once said: "Friends don't let friends put curtains in their Mooney's"...  Wait a second- that a/c is no longer yours??!?

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Wife calls mine the mistress which implies leaving her nameless.  This will make it easier to upgrade in the future, just swap her out in the cover of darkness  

Congrats on the new plane!  Did you go with the Eagle?

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18 minutes ago, aviatoreb said:

Pi-plane.

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I LOVE THIS!  Math is my son's (he is 17) passion and this happens to be my birthday!

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4 minutes ago, MIm20c said:

Wife calls mine the mistress which implies leaving her nameless.  This will make it easier to upgrade in the future, just swap her out in the cover of darkness  

Congrats on the new plane!  Did you go with the Eagle?

I am hoping this will be my forever plane.  It was kind of a unicorn plane with everything I wanted already in it.  Yes, it is the Eagle.  It had a bit of a history, but was fixed by an MSC and has some great time on it since.  I am looking/flying it personally end of this week and then if it all checks out, ( read, can my wife see over the dash)  it is off to another MSC for a PPI.  Then it will come home.  It just had an annual, and the broker feels having an annual is enough, but hearing about others experiences on MS without a PPI, this is certainly the smart move. 

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33 minutes ago, Mufflerbearing said:

I LOVE THIS!  Math is my son's (he is 17) passion and this happens to be my birthday!

That tail number just keeps goin’ to infinity...damn

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Same as Hank my Bravo just the plane.My 1988 201 was named Tommy, 1977 201 Mr Mike, My piper trainer was green, the flaming pickle I had a engine fire on my first solo quite an event and I was to stupid to quit.

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6 minutes ago, RogueOne said:

Steinger named her Spanky.  So Spanky she is.  Right now Spanky is being a little Cranky....sigh.

So this is your new Missile?

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