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Old 03-21-2020, 09:10 AM
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If an aircraft has a reserved N number, is registered but has not yet received an Airworthiness Certificate, will the N number still need to be renewed before it is a year old?
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:29 AM
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If you want to keep that N number, you will need to renew it EVERY year. If you miss the renewal, someone else can snag it...ask me how I know!
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:38 AM
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If an aircraft has a reserved N number, is registered but has not yet received an Airworthiness Certificate, will the N number still need to be renewed before it is a year old?
Once the N number is used to register the aircraft, it is no longer "reserved". It follows the same rules as an aircraft with and Airworthiness Certificate in place.

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Old 03-21-2020, 09:38 AM
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If you want to keep that N number, you will need to renew it EVERY year. If you miss the renewal, someone else can snag it...ask me how I know!
Are you sure about that? He said its is registered - once you assign an N-Number to a Registration, I donít think it makes any difference if the AWC is valid or not - the registration people don't talk to the Airworthiness people.

Prior to assigning the reserved N-number to a registration, absolutely!

I could, however be wrong - just how I think it works.
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:57 AM
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Are you sure about that? He said its is registered - once you assign an N-Number to a Registration, I donít think it makes any difference if the AWC is valid or not - the registration people don't talk to the Airworthiness people.

Prior to assigning the reserved N-number to a registration, absolutely!

I could, however be wrong - just how I think it works.
You're not wrong.
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Old 03-21-2020, 10:10 AM
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I could, however be wrong - just how I think it works.
I don't think you are wrong either, but why chance it for $5. Just my dos centavos.
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Old 03-21-2020, 10:26 AM
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As has been said; Once the aircraft is registered, that "N" number is no longer "reserved".
After that the only renewal required is renewal of the registration every 3 years.
Airworthiness Certificate is not relevant.
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Old 03-21-2020, 10:30 AM
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Thanks for the replies.
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:52 PM
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Reserved N-number does NOT equal Registered Aircraft N-number.

Not sure you can register an aircraft that has no airworthiness certificate.
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:58 PM
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Reserved N-number does NOT equal Registered Aircraft N-number.

Not sure you can register an aircraft that has no airworthiness certificate.
I certainly had no problem doing so. I seem to recall that the N number needed to be on the airplane (and inspected for conformance to size, etc.).
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