Today I sent a note to the FAA about an N number I tried to reserve on Jan 4th. I got a note back that they are still processing stuff from December, but the specific N number I requested was already given to Short-N-Numbers.com.
I contacted Short-N-Numbers.com about selling me the N number and got a quote of $1500.
Considering these guys will have a computer constantly pinging the FAA online registration site to reserve N numbers, standard folks like us are screwed.
I request all to send a note to the FAA and complain about their support of this scam. Their email is FAA.Aircraft.Registry@faa.gov
I thought it may be a good topic for discussion and UCAP could raise awareness.