The reply "mind your own business" is a possible option
. But my question, and this thread, is just a curiosity about the various nicknames, some very peculiar, some extravagant and some quaint. Many nicknames reflect something of ourselves, a way of saying "Hi, i am here and i Am".
I choose my for my passion for charter airlines: i have never flew with a "pure" charter airline, but i have a real love for them. More than regular charter-low cost airlines ( today the differences between them are very subtle), i talk about the pure classic charter airlines, those who leases their airplanes and that have not a scheduled flight activity. An example: Flash Airlines
(tragic end for one of its B737-300), VIM Airlines
...and so on. My passion comes from what charter airlines evoke in my mind, that is holidays, colorful liveries (sometimes completely withe liveries!), travel to exotic resorts and airports. And the type of airport is the second reason for my love for charter airlines: i remember and old article on a civil aviation magazine about Rimini "Federico Fellini"
airport in Italy, and it was full of Russian charter traffic, a great number of Il-86 and Tu-154 airplanes! And how can i not share with you my great love for "charter" airports as Salzburg
? These are a paradise for spotters!
I would like more charter airlines models in my 1:500 collection, it is a redundand speech, with some old and demised charter airlines to be resurrected in 1:500, some important (Futura
or XL Airways
for example), some less known (Luxorair
of Egypt),but each to represent the wonderful,chaotic, colorful world of charters.