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NAPKA Pilot Number (Letters)

volock - 12-15-2015 at 10:53 AM

So as I'm about to register for NAPKA finally... I know long overdue. I have a question if there a system to the prefix letters? And if not, are we limited to K, KC, US, XKC, XUS?

Can someone explain what each stands for / means?

Bladerunner - 12-15-2015 at 12:01 PM

You will use US since you live in the US. Then add your NAPKA number set. You can pick any number that isn't taken.

KC for Canada is brought over from the European race system.

NAPKA had an "R" in the name originally. The origins of the club were an attempt to create a racing circuit in North America. It morphed into a club to support organising events and working out access issues. A whole lot of the NAPKA literature is a throw back to the strict rules of racing. The new focus on number plates is for them to be easily read by bystanders. Lots of room for creativity as long as you don't plan to race formally.

We are dealing with a similar issue locally. We will be required to show numbers in our local park this year. Doing so makes a lot of sense for us that are " insured " pilots and for the local council. NOW if a local complains about our behaviour they will be asked to supply the pilot's number. If they can not identify us by number then WE, the local pilots will not be brought up for the complaint. :thumbup:

volock - 12-15-2015 at 12:15 PM

Thanks BladeRunner. I wasn't sure, and wanted to look stupid over be stupid and just choose. US314 it'll be, and then I'll just have to "accidentally" end up with some decimal point shaped mud on my number plate.

shehatesmyhobbies - 12-15-2015 at 02:31 PM

Thanks Ken for answering his questions. Busy as can be currently.

The only thing I will add is that the "X" in front of anything means expired member. Expired members numbers are retained for 6months or so unless otherwise requested then the number becomes available for use by any other pilot, new or old.

Thanks for your support and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask via email Fordtrkfan at yahoo dot com or call my cell, number is in my sig.

Windstruck - 12-15-2015 at 02:52 PM

Quote: Originally posted by volock  
Thanks BladeRunner. I wasn't sure, and wanted to look stupid over be stupid and just choose. US314 it'll be, and then I'll just have to "accidentally" end up with some decimal point shaped mud on my number plate.


Everybody wants his slice of the ..... :D

ssayre - 2-29-2016 at 07:14 PM

US 55

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

10 points if you guess why 55.

ssayre - 2-29-2016 at 07:34 PM

Just did a Google search and looked like 55 was taken in the past. It looked like it was available when I registered :puzzled:

Guess I'll find out.

WELDNGOD - 2-29-2016 at 07:52 PM

Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
US 55

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

10 points if you guess why 55.
Speed you will never attain with a parawing.:lol: Jk Bro !:lol:

ssayre - 2-29-2016 at 08:08 PM

I have a couple other kites that have a few tricks up their sleeve that will keep me in close pursuit. :D

And don't worry, I'll be very comfortable in the offshore stuff.

Hoping for wbb in fall

volock - 2-29-2016 at 10:31 PM

Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
US 55

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

10 points if you guess why 55.


Because you can't drive it? (Though I wonder if that's too slow or fast). I went with mine to satisfy the math nerd in me (and because no one would ever get a reference to e)

ssayre - 2-29-2016 at 11:00 PM

hint: I'm using the numbers as letters

3shot - 3-20-2016 at 04:24 PM

I need to renew...

Windstruck - 3-20-2016 at 04:31 PM

Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
hint: I'm using the numbers as letters


Well, duh... Finally got it Sean Sayre. :frog:

ssayre - 3-20-2016 at 06:30 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
hint: I'm using the numbers as letters


Well, duh... Finally got it Sean Sayre. :frog:


Actually not quite. That was just a convenient coincidence. I actually chose the numbers for Single Skin :cool2::ninja::frog:

Windstruck - 3-20-2016 at 09:49 PM

Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
hint: I'm using the numbers as letters


Well, duh... Finally got it Sean Sayre. :frog:


Actually not quite. That was just a convenient coincidence. I actually chose the numbers for Single Skin :cool2::ninja::frog:



volock - 3-21-2016 at 01:26 PM

Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
hint: I'm using the numbers as letters


Well, duh... Finally got it Sean Sayre. :frog:


Actually not quite. That was just a convenient coincidence. I actually chose the numbers for Single Skin :cool2::ninja::frog:


That just makes it doubly nice