There's a Delta pilot who likes to tell departure control that they are airborne on initial contact i.e. "Delta 123, airborne, 2,000 climbing 7,000", but give him credit, at least he doesn't say "with you" or worse yet "checking in with you" as if to let the controller he is talking to him and no one else, like some student pilot says.
Umm ....No That's not true.The MadDog (M88) has the wing of a DC-9. Clean speed in excess of 260kts is not uncommon for takeoff. The little wing doesn't do much better on final. The wind and especially gust factor is a big deal in trying to avoid falling out of the sky on short final. Most DAL guys started out of the M88 and I think the wind check culture crossed over to other plane types.