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Old 11-17-2021, 02:41 PM
bob865 bob865 is offline
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Default Tail Number Registered - Birthday Story

Thought I would share my most recent RV story. I reserved the tail number for my RV-8 build. My first child was just recently born. I decided that since her name was going to be Kacey, a tail number ending in "KC" would be a nice tribute. We went to the hospital for her birth on 11/5 and during the many hours of waiting I decided 115KC would be the perfect number; her birthday and her name. Even better, when I checked, it was actually available. My wife was 4cm dilated a few days before we went to the hospital for delivery so we never had any doubts that she would be born that day. Guess What! She was born 7 minutes after midnight so 115 isn't her birthday. Oh well. I did check to see if 116 might be available, but of course it isn't. It's a great story that will forever be on the tail on N115KC.

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Old 11-17-2021, 02:44 PM
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Does make for a good story. Congratz!

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Old 11-17-2021, 03:51 PM
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Just use a different time zone as the birth date/time! Unfortunately, UTC won't work, but one time zone to the west and you're golden!
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Old 11-17-2021, 05:26 PM
Marc Bourget Marc Bourget is offline
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Naw, if she ever complains, just tell her she was the stubborn one!

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Old 11-18-2021, 07:52 AM
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On the plus side, you'll always get a day's warning that her birthday is tomorrow...
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Old 11-20-2021, 06:03 AM
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Congrats on the new addition! Great story. Hope all is well with Kacey and momma and youíre getting some sleep!
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Old 11-20-2021, 06:18 AM
Scott Hersha Scott Hersha is online now
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I reserved an N number for my RV6 and wrote it down. Then I changed my mind and reserved another oneÖÖÖ. but I didnít write it down, and now Iíve forgotten what it is. I went through dozens of possibilities when picking it. Mostly what I wanted wasnít available. I paid my 10 bucks (twice), but never got any kind of confirmation.
Congratulations on the birth of your daughter - cool story for her some day. I have three granddaughters and one grandson. Gives me some ideas for yet another N number. Iíve told them all that if one of them learns to fly, Iíll give them my airplane. Theyíre all pretty young, and Iím getting Ďseniorí, so it might work out.
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