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Why did you pick YOUR pilot #?

soliver - 3-22-2014 at 06:44 AM

So I'm a new to NAPKA, and having seen other's pilot numbers, I always assumed that they were automatically assigned to you based on where you fell in line or where you were located etc.

Having just joined, I learned that as a part of joining was Choosing your numbers... I am one of those people who has trouble choosing things, feeling like it has to mean something at least interesting.

That being said, is there any significance to you to the numbers you picked?

For me, I chose US 593... A lot of the numbers that are ones of significance to me were already used, so I took a nickname that my wife (and inlaws) calls me and one I've been called since college, "Spe" (pronounced "Spee") and chose numbers close to the letters: 5=S, 9=P, and 3=E... Kinda silly, but the nickname is one I've always enjoyed so I thought it made sense.

How about you, are your pilot numbers significant?

Spe

abkayak - 3-22-2014 at 06:55 AM

your bored this morning...i was putting lots of thought into it but then just went w/ #31

BeamerBob - 3-22-2014 at 06:56 AM

I just decided that 8's were the easiest number to read. After choosing it, it seems that 8's are popular numbers. No hidden meaning.

3shot - 3-22-2014 at 07:08 AM

Same here. No special meaning. Just picked around the ones that were already taken

soliver - 3-22-2014 at 07:17 AM

Quote: Originally posted by abkayak  
your bored this morning...i was putting lots of thought into it but then just went w/ #31


No, I've just been wondering if anyone else had any significant meaning to theirs or thought about it too much like I did... I've been thinking about it on and off since I joined, & mostly just curious... Typed that up this morning over my bowl of Cheerios watching the girls chow down on theirs.

Maybe I just think too much :puzzled:

abkayak - 3-22-2014 at 07:20 AM

cool:D sounds like a great morning so far..some wind this afternoon and your all set

acampbell - 3-22-2014 at 07:22 AM

US48 - my age when joined. Real cerebral.

soliver - 3-22-2014 at 07:23 AM

Quote: Originally posted by abkayak  
cool:D sounds like a great morning so far..some wind this afternoon and your all set


Headed out for a light wind session in about 1/2 an hour... My last hurrah before girl # 4 shows.... Due date 3/31.... Essentially any day now... May likely be JIBE before I'm back in the buggy.

soliver - 3-22-2014 at 07:24 AM

Quote: Originally posted by acampbell  
US48 - my age when joined. Real cerebral.


You're just a cerebral kind if guy Angus :smilegrin:

abkayak - 3-22-2014 at 07:30 AM

nice..congrats! and good luck w/ all that...so you will be modifying that tandem as well? might want to reserve some more #'s too

soliver - 3-22-2014 at 07:35 AM

:lol:

They have yet to express any real interest in kites that don't look like Disney princesses... Maybe I should commission Kieron to make a a Beamer that looks like Rapunzel.

soliver - 3-22-2014 at 07:35 AM

:lol:

They have yet to express any real interest in kites that don't look like Disney princesses... Maybe I should commission Kieron to make a a Beamer that looks like Rapunzel.

cheezycheese - 3-22-2014 at 07:43 AM

US888
I wanted a number that could be easily identified if I flipped my buggy. 69 was taken.... :evil::P:cool:

fletcht - 3-22-2014 at 08:33 AM

US51

Year I was born.

sunset-Jim - 3-22-2014 at 08:37 AM

Mine is in reference to us hwy 101

BEC - 3-22-2014 at 09:33 AM

I found an old receipt from "Into the Wind" where I purchased my very first power kite.... An HQ 1.8 and quickly fell in love with the sport...It was purchased on August 22nd = US822 ....If you told me then you'll soon have thousands of dollars invested in kites, I would have laughed at you & said you're crazy... but the proof is in the bags....my wife can back me up...

Meat–river - 3-22-2014 at 09:50 AM

I chose a number just to see the resulting smile on my wifes face. US728... july 28 was our wedding day.

sand flea - 3-22-2014 at 10:00 AM

I was wondering how you came up with that Aaron

sand flea - 3-22-2014 at 10:12 AM

US 19

is for the 19th hole in golf

CSA Deadon thought of it




USA_Eli_A - 3-22-2014 at 10:25 AM

reference to highway 26

tdmc96 - 3-22-2014 at 10:32 AM

The reason I have my Number ( KC22) is in memory of the owner of Harley Davidson Canada (Trev Deeley 1920-2002) and of the Harley dealership I work for.
He was an accomplished AMA racer back in the 40ís and 50ís and raced with the number 22

Ken(K3)

hiaguy - 3-22-2014 at 10:48 AM

There didn't seem to be many Canadians registered and 67* was the most "Canadian" number I could think of.
Everything else (birthdays, anniversary, etc.) just didn't appeal to my sense of kiting (which gets me away from all that other stuff:-).

* 67 applies to both Confederation and beer. How could it be bad?

Bladerunner - 3-22-2014 at 10:55 AM

Quote: Originally posted by tdmc96  
The reason I have my Number ( KC22) is in memory of the owner of Harley Davidson Canada (Trev Deeley 1920-2002) and of the Harley dealership I work for.
He was an accomplished AMA racer back in the 40ís and 50ís and raced with the number 22

Ken(K3)


I had to get to know this side of Ken to understand what TDMC meant. It is for Trev Deeley Motor Cycles.

K3 is one heck of a dedicated employee but then again he works for one fine shop ! :thumbup:

I chose 96 so it would be the same even when you find me upside down. Guess I'm not the only one thinking that way.

frankiter - 3-22-2014 at 12:39 PM

When I was picking my number, for some dumb reason I thought it had to be 2 digits. Duh. All the numbers I could think to use were taken, so I settled for my birthday, September 1st. If I had known I could pick a 3 digit number, I would have picked something altogether different.

MyAikenCheeks - 3-22-2014 at 12:44 PM

I know what you're thinking Spencer. Has to mean something...or does it?

Do we all just over think issues like this? After all it's just a number we'll have as long as we buggy. Is this a big deal?

How much time did and do we as a collective waste over thinking of a number for our buggys?
100 hours? 500hours? 1000 ?

I believe that Rich & Morrie made us pick so they did'nt have a hassle with assigned numbers that maybe members didn't want.

It's all their fault, they shifted the burden to all of us so they didn't have to deal with primadonna buggy pilots.
Damn them!!!:D:D:D

Well, I didn't fall for their ploy. Birth year. US47. Fast, simple and not a lot of mind time thinking about it.
There!:bisou: BOOM;) I'm outta here.:P

Morrie Williams - 3-22-2014 at 01:26 PM

My wife Kelci's number is US69, the year she graduated from high school. My number is US86, ever get 86'd from a bar?

soliver - 3-22-2014 at 04:54 PM

Loving this gang... Woe be unto you early nay sayers!!!!!


593

shehatesmyhobbies - 3-22-2014 at 05:39 PM

Mine was easy, after hgwy US 66. The most popular road in America!

BeamerBob - 3-22-2014 at 06:54 PM

Ok, mine worked out to be the same upside down too. I hope not to use that feature much more!

stetson05 - 3-22-2014 at 09:35 PM

High school jersey numbers. The first one was random and I just kept picking the same number.

csa_deadon - 3-23-2014 at 01:02 AM

Original pilot number was US222. Remember the old TV show room 222?

Now US911, it's what I do!

bigkid - 3-23-2014 at 10:41 AM

I was told in the beginning we could only use the numbers 0 to 100. I wanted to use US7734 so if I ever ended upside down it would still speak my thoughts. So I picked my age at one time, or was it something else? Doent really matter at this point. I am nothing more than US52 from now on.:D

Kober - 3-23-2014 at 08:31 PM

212..... manhattan area code .... but I think I choose it because is easy to remember ....

ripsessionkites - 3-23-2014 at 10:39 PM

The number 8 means "lucky" in Chinese.

88 was the best option than Someone became the US version quickly after without knowing (beaver), Lol.

I think my KC number is available since I'm not a member anymore. If I enter Worldcup again I wouldn't have that number always.

dirtslide - 3-28-2014 at 10:26 AM

I don't think my number needs a explanation, KC420 :D

sunset-Jim - 3-28-2014 at 10:58 AM

Sure it does, go ahead :evil:

flyhighWNY - 3-28-2014 at 11:30 AM

50 HS and college football number! Rugby number was taken!

flyhighWNY - 3-28-2014 at 12:17 PM

50 HS and college football number! Rugby number was taken!

ChrisH - 3-28-2014 at 05:43 PM

711 is my daughters birthday.

RonH - 3-28-2014 at 06:51 PM

Quote: Originally posted by dirtslide  
I don't think my number needs a explanation, KC420 :D


Safety meeting...

dirtslide - 3-30-2014 at 09:24 PM

:thumbup:

Proletariat - 3-31-2014 at 10:34 PM

Just registered! US13... because what in the world could go wrong??!!?

Proletariat - 3-31-2014 at 10:36 PM

Quote: Originally posted by soliver  
Quote: Originally posted by abkayak  
your bored this morning...i was putting lots of thought into it but then just went w/ #31


No, I've just been wondering if anyone else had any significant meaning to theirs or thought about it too much like I did... I've been thinking about it on and off since I joined, & mostly just curious... Typed that up this morning over my bowl of Cheerios watching the girls chow down on theirs.

Maybe I just think too much :puzzled:


Naw, I was totally just wondering the same thing. Nice thread :)

soulflyr - 5-9-2014 at 03:39 AM

US123, as simple As do re mi, and i live off of State a Highway 123, easy to remember at my age.

Demoknight - 5-9-2014 at 04:31 PM

US8008 Here. Simple. I like boobs.

jellis - 5-10-2014 at 09:15 AM

8 skate and donate, roll the dice! Did I win again! No the dice are not loaded, much. :D