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Why No 'Q' In BA Reg  
User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

Question...

How come BA doesn't use a 'Q' in it's registrations. There is no G-BNLQ, G-VIIQ, G-CIVQ etc.

Any ideas?????

JH

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User currently offlineDalecary From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

glad someone else has noticed that. I've got no idea the reason why but I am guessing it may have something to do with the Royal family(Q=Queen???)

Dale.


User currently offlineGAWZU From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Actually, 'Q' is not used on the UK register at all, due to it's visual similarity with the letter 'O'. It's a similar situation with UK vehicle number plates, except that 'Q' is used in some cases - for kit cars, or vehicles who's age can not be positively determined.

Queen? What will happen to the 'Ks' when we next have a King? Big grin

Cheers,
Adam


User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

That's what I thought...maybe it had something to do with the Queen. But the 'Oscar' for 'O' and the 'Quebec' for 'Q' are very different so I doubt it would cause confusion.

I guess we'll put it down to another of life's great mysteries.....


User currently offlineAAMD11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Q is just not used by anything on any UK register from what i know.
British Cars, as mentioned above are VERY VERY rarely registered with a Q (with few excpetions)

Jayhup, it doesnt matter what it sounds like, if you read what was posted above, he said "visually" very similar.... they LOOK not sound the same.

There are a few more we dont use on cars too arent there, U is one of them im sure, UK cars (in the old system) we'rent registered U---XXX

It's just one of those things... like why are Canadian aircraft only registered C-Fxxx or C-Gxxx?

Regards,
A^A MD-11


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

"But the 'Oscar' for 'O' and the 'Quebec' for 'Q' are very different so I doubt it would cause confusion."

I think it is the similar apperance of the letters which would cause confusion / mis-reading, hence exclusion from the register.



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
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