Short Tail Numbers

Discussion in 'Change to my Frequency...' started by Ravioli, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Graueradler

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    Jerry Jones' GSV is N1DC
     
  2. Katamarino

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    I have 98887, only rarely do they call "nine-triple-eight-seven"! I think the latter sounds much better and easier...
     
  3. Pilawt

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    Close! That sounded familiar, so I checked my logbook. I used to rent another 172P, N98987.
     
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    I flew the "Bimbo Bomber" N1MM, for 20 years.
     
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    I have several hours in an old 172 888GA. we got triple 8 golf alpha from tower and ground often
     
  6. Hank S

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    I use "triple four" a lot, but rarely on my first call. Sometimes I forget and do, it's not something I pay a lot of attention to. But it's easier and faster than saying, "four four four."
     
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    You guys with long "N" numbers are just over-compensating.
     
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    blueskyMD Pre-Flight

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    I fly angel flights regularly. I used call sign angel flight 573. But now they want us to use NG573 instead of angel flight . Does anyone know whats the reason for this change ? I like calling it angel flight.
     
  9. Ravioli

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    @TangoWhiskey can probably exlain it (he's in the TX wing).

    My guess it is for brevity and uniformity.
     
  10. Lowflynjack

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    I always thought N-Numbers had to be a certain length. A Glasair at my local field is N4K, which I guess is desirable because someone offered him enough money for it that he can afford to paint his plane!
     
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    Depending on which angel flight groups I am flying for, I am either "NGF90P" or NGF3737, for filing, but it is still "Angel Flight xxx" over the radio.

    As opposed to CMF for Compassion Flight...
     
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    FAA planes have short ones. Their plane numbers too!

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    I'd thought about reserving N2TU, just for the fun of it.
     
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    My friend was mad when his 2 seat powered parachute had to become light sport. Before it had been a trainer under FAR 103 rules. He got it registered as N103FU!
     
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    I have several hours in my buddy's Arrow N7555J. I tried "triple nickel" once but ATC wasn't having it.
     
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    Now that's a great idea! Mulligan, you still have time. ;)
     
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    I met an insurance agent whose phone number is 1-800-DOG-****. Gross, but I still remember it!

    I wonder who has N007?
     
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    Aviation author Peter Lert originally had that registration. He had a glider in the 60s or 70s, and the trailer looked a lot like a rocket, so he got the N-Number to match.

    Nike contacted Peter, and offered to buy the registration. He won't say what they paid, but does say he hasn't had to buy shoes since.....

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    No one. Can't start with 0.