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What should Curvacom's new online private pilot community be called?

  1. FlightWing.com

  2. PilotCommunity.com

  3. WingCommunity.com

  4. WingForum.com

  5. FlightChat.com

  6. other - (must be available domain name)

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  1. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    I'm going to start developing a new online community for private pilots. I'll give it a try, the last one I started didn't take off (autowrench.com), but I think there's a need for just private pilots.

    First of all, what do you think it should be called?

    FLIGHTWING.COM
    PILOTCOMMUNITY.COM
    WINGCOMMUNITY.COM
    WINGFORUM.COM

    The bad thing about using "forum" is that firewalls block it at many companies.

    I also need an idea of initial forums to start...

    General Pilot Discussion
    Plane Technical Q&A
    Plane Model Discussion
    Pilot Training
    Off Topic

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    Lastly, what are the major private pilot magazines?

    I know of Flying and I think there is a Private Pilot.

    Thanks,
    rob
     
  2. branko

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    What about WINGPILOT.com?
     
  3. aawil

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    I like WINGFORUM.COM or PILOTFORUM.COM. It's short and to the point.Not to mention easy to remember.
     
  4. noahlh

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    I'd include a "Learning to Fly" or "Student Pilots" forum -- a place for people to ask questions about the various licensing / training requirements.

    Sounds like a great idea Rob!
     
  5. DallasGuy

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    Professional Pilot Magazine and Business and Commerial Aviation are two big ones aimed at the corporate flight world.

    I would keep the forum name short and sweet. FerrariChat works so well in my opinion because it is too the point and easy to remember and definitely unique amongst the others on the net.
     
  6. PeterS

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    www.flightchat.com does not come up. I think that is a great URL.

    How about the forum outline? Do you have ideas like:

    Owners of lease-backs ( I was once one and a forum to b!tch & moan would have been great)

    A flight plan maker such as mapquest.com? That would be hot.

    Pete
     
  7. beast

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    Rob;

    Dont forget a section for "Trolls only" That way Gary Green Does not feel left out :)

    On the serious side i think possibly a section for R/C Piloting and for general aviation fanatics.

    Just my 2 cents worth
     
  8. rob lay

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    All the domains mentioned were taken except flightchat.com, thank you for the suggestion Peters, I picked it up. PilotChat.com would be perfect, but it's already taken.

    I think a modeling section and RC section would be great. Keep the ideas coming.

    I'll create a vote thread and then merge the two.
     
  9. rob lay

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    Vote your favorite name for a new online community for private pilots and enthusiasts.

    Thank You,
    rob
     
  10. rob lay

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    BTW, Ferrari is still my first love, but flying and planes are up there somewhere. My dad was a private pilot, my mentor growing up was a pilot, I took some lessons as a young teenager, and I plan to get my license in a few years.
     
  11. snj5

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    This would be great.
    Some subsections may actually mirror Ferrari Chat:
    General
    Technical and Maint.
    Airshows
    Collectibles/modeling
    Vintage/resto
    Homebuilts
    Damn FARS and the ##$%^&* FAA
    Military

    Hope it takes off (couldn't resist). Let me know when to sign up
     
  12. wax

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    Available, according to my top-secret sources...

    flightit.com
    fuselodge.com (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)
    pilotspages.com
    realplane.com
    realwing.com
     
  13. donv

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    I don't think you are aiming at the same community, but you should look at http://www.flightinfo.com, as they have a pretty good professional pilot board. You might get some ideas as to topics, etc., there.

    I would also look at the rec.aviation usenet newsgroups. I used to read those regularly a few years ago, but have mostly stopped. I do visit flightinfo.com regularly.
     
  14. PeterS

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    To augment snj5's post, include 'Mic Chat' for all the fun that goes on between the pilot and tower. If you include R/C, I'll be a sponsor from www.performancedevices.com
     
  15. Slim

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    Great idea! Seems we have a lot of pilots here and I'd appreciate the chance to lurk. My father was licensed when he was younger and used to fly his firms planes a bit and I've always wanted to do it but haven't yet. Maybe this will motivate me.
     
  16. Tyson

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  17. PeterS

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    Oh Ya! FlightChat @ 50%!

    I really think that is a good name that will encompass an 'all-in-one' chat forum, i.e: Pilots, student pilots, wanna-be's, R/C enthusiast, A&P's, flight attendants, baggage smasher's, TRAVEL AGENTS etc., etc. Have a section for everyone!
     
  18. F360@20

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    What about WINGMAN.COM

    After the awsome moive TOP GUN! You can be my wing anytime.
     
  19. rob lay

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    WingMan.com and FlightClub.com are already taken, but I liked them.

    Looks like FlightChat.com is doing well, I voted for Pilot Community, but I think you've swayed me, that's why I wanted to ask. Thanks everyone.
     
  20. FastTalk

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    I would stick to something with "Pilot" or "Flight" in the URL, I would not use "wing" as it would leave out any helicopter pilots like myslelf, even though a lot of the fixed wing guys dont like us (kinda like Lambos & Fcars) :)

    Adam
     
  21. PeterS

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    Rob: I trust you registered FlightChat.com before Gary Green does!
     
  22. rob lay

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    All the ones in the poll I own now.
     
  23. rob lay

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    JRV just registered Flight-Talk.com. :D
     
  24. PeterS

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    Rob..Very smart!
     
  25. nerd

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    Howdy Rob.

    Two quick notes:

    1. You might want to avoid any confusion with www.flyertalk.com
    2. "chat" is blocked by my company's firewall software, where "talk" is not. That's right, no FC for me at work!

    Kaller
     

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