December 5, 2008


Posted in life at 11:15 am by Michael

I love flying. I got my pilot’s license back in 2000, and had flown nearly 1000 hours between then and the fall of last year.

Things got super busy, then I had the facial discombobulation surgery, and it was spring. Still no flying.

I had to get a new FAA medical exam, and I did that. Then my license lapsed because I had to do my biennial flight review.

I have to make an appointment with the local FAA office (FSDO in pilot speak) to change my name – in person.

I haven’t done it.

I think about it.

I think about how lame it is that I didn’t do it.

Honestly, part of what’s holding me back is that I don’t want to deal with calling my flight instructor and “explaining”. Jack is super cool, and I’m sure it would be fine, but I’m weary of explaining.

I don’t want to walk into the FBO (plane parking place), and then have to explain to them too….

This is SUPER LAME. I need to just deal and go do it.

Yes, I still have challenges.



  1. GinaV said,

    A few months before my transition I was in a small motorcycle accident. My Triumph suffered some plastic damage. Of course being a British bike the parts took forever to arrive. The upshot was that I had to go back to my motorcycle shop and “explain.” I knew these guys, and they knew me. I dragged my heels before bucking up and go see them. I decided to get over it, and so did they. Happily ever after 🙂

  2. Kate T said,

    Lame or not, surely the upshot of your explanation weariness must be that nearly everyone knows by now. So what’s a couple more recitations to re-access something you love? Just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.

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