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Old 07-01-2021, 09:19 AM
CessnaTPA CessnaTPA is offline
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Default N Number Choice?

Starting to think about reserving a number and wondering how others decided on thier tail numbers. Birthdays, anniversary, initials? What's your story?
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Old 07-01-2021, 09:23 AM
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N168TX......Long time EAA Chapter number. Can't remember exactly why I chose the TX!
Mel Asberry, DAR since the last century. Over 1,000 certifications accomplished. Discount for Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters.
EAA Flight Advisor/Tech Counselor, Friend of the RV-1
Recipient of EAA Tony Bingelis Award and Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
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RV-6 Flying since 1993 (sold)

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Old 07-01-2021, 09:26 AM
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It's because I have the maturity level of a 12 year old.
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N69ER - built and flying - 2022 Bronze Lindy
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Old 07-01-2021, 09:29 AM
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Something easy to say. Mike and Golf single syllable. I chose N399M. I never say niner.
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Old 07-01-2021, 09:36 AM
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Second plane, RV10, Laura and Mike.


Third plane, Rans S21, Laura and Mike
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:13 AM
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Default Unfortunately...

My top 3 choices belong to old bonanzas...


and the one I settled on N110XL was snatched from me when the FAA didn't process my renewal payment correctly...
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Aerospace Engineer '88

Going to Paint at Evoke!
Garmin G3X-T, Barrett EFII S32, CAI, MTV-9B

Dues+ Paid 2021,...Thanks DR+
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:23 AM
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The 526 is the beginning of an old C-180 I used to fly and remember fondly.

The RM is the initials of my wife's and my first I like how Romeo Mike rolls off the tongue.
Michael Fleming
Joseph, OR
sagriver at icloud dot com

RV-7 Slider #74572
Started 11/2016
Empennage completed 11/2016
Ailerons and flaps completed 3/2017.
Wings completed 12/2017
Started on QB fuselage 01/2018
Sliding canopy mostly completed 10/2020
Wiring and Avionics harness completed 9/2/2021
FWF Started 9/3/2021

Donated for 2022 and so should you
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:29 AM
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A clever n-number is n1x4yy where x is the RV type and yy are the initials of your name, like n184jb for an RV8. Spoken: one eight for joe blow. Sadly, other RVers know this and you may not be able to get the initials you desire.
Miss March 2020
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:58 AM
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Started with the old birthday and name initials. But that got old real fast. Now it's sweet and short - N8ZN.

A buddy who works for NASA has N 594CE. Looks pretty good from a slight angle.

Wolfe Airpark - Manvel - Texas
(Near Houston)
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Old 07-01-2021, 11:07 AM
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Default chnaged my mind

I had one with TK on the end, but that seems hard to say, so i am about to change it to 7K.
John S

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