And the award for “Most in need of new N number” goes to…

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by John Spartan, Nov 12, 2022.

  1. Bob Noel

    Bob Noel Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I used to fly a 172 with N3RW as the tail number. When calling up for a briefing (back in the day) or first contact with ATC I always used N3RW. ATC and the briefers were always on top of picking up on the fact that I was indeed using the full tail number.
     
  2. Dana

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    Where's @mscard88 when you need him?
     
  3. IK04

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    My friend's C-180 was a former North Carolina State Highway Patrol airplane and it carried N3SP.

    We called it "Three Sugar Pop," and ATC always repeated it...
     
  4. Pilawt

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    Likewise with a C-210 N908SW many years ago ... it was always "Eight Scotch Whiskey" to pilot and controllers alike.
     
  5. RussR

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    Some here know that I now fly for FAA "Flight Check", and our tail numbers are all 2 digits. I do still think it's pretty cool calling ATC with a 2-digit tail number! On a normal mission it doesn't get any questions because in, say N71 we would go by "Flight Check 71", so no big deal there. But if we're just moving a plane somewhere or doing training and not on an actual flight inspection mission, we don't use "Flight Check". This does sometimes cause some back-and-forth, because "King Air 71" sure sounds like there should be more!

    Most often, though, it causes looks and questions at the FBO desk as they take our information. "Okay, what's your tail number?" "N71." - pause - "N71 what?" "No, that's it."
     
  6. Pilawt

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  7. Maxnr

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    Back in '05 when we were dealing with Hurricane Katrina, a Bell 412 from the DC Park Police showed up to pitch in. It was N412PP.
     
  8. Zeldman

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    I once ferried a 172, N666AH.

    The mechanics that were to work on it called it the devils A hole.

    Apparently it was well known to that shop...
     
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  9. Andy Appeltans

    Andy Appeltans Filing Flight Plan

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    On the euroga forum there is a full thread on funny registrations.
    In europe it's easier as they use letters and not numbers (except for ultralight and experimental)

    My personal favorite: M-YTOY, a phenom 100
     
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  10. Matthew Johnson

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    I have reserved N144SX for a planned RV14 build; my wife claims that she will not set foot in a plane with that N number (and we are both very stubborn).
     
  11. ColinD

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    Huh. Looks like the N-number I posted was so objectionable it's not even allowed on this forum.
     
  12. Daleandee

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    I posted a reserved number that admittedly is quite offensive. I didn't make up the number nor did I reserve it. I posted it in a manner that it wasn't easily recognizable but it got pulled. So much for telling the truth ... :dunno: