August 10, 2009


Posted in life at 6:30 am by Michael

Yesterday, for the first time in almost 23 months, I flew. I had forgotten how much I loved flying, but it all came right back.

Why so long?

Well, busy for one… too much time on the road for work, too busy at home, too busy to even keep up here (my bad).

But, the other more nagging thing for me is that I was avoiding it. Avoiding it because I didn’t want to deal with “telling” all the people who I needed to deal with – and there were a lot. (The maintainence people, the FBO (parking) people, my flight instructor, the other pilots at the FBO, the FAA). So, I was avoiding it.

But, last week Anh and I went to a wedding up in the San Juan Islands. Getting to the San Juans from Seattle in the summer, you have two choices – drive about 90 mins, wait for a ferry, and take an hour ferry trip – or – fly. The flight is around 30 mins. The ferry/drive may not sound that bad – but in the summer, the “wait for a ferry” part might be between 1-4 hours. So, we asked our friend Alex, also a pilot, if he wanted to fly up.

Sitting in the copilot/front seat passenger seat – I felt super lame. Why on earth did we need to ask for a favor when I should have been able to do it myself?

That was it…

Last week I dealt w/everyone (except the FAA), more on that later…. and I flew w/my instructor yesterday.

I feel like a pilot again!

I also have the weight of one more “thing” off my shoulders – and that feels even better.



  1. brian said,

    whoo-ho! congratulations!

    I’ll assume you don’t regard everyone that sits in the front passenger seat as “super lame.” 😉

    I recently made a list of all the agencies / entities (I think) I need to deal with when I make a name and gender change. ugh. I need a personal HR department.

    I am not surprised you may have had some fatigue with “telling” all that needed to know and took a break before dealing with your pilot-ee stuff.

  2. janetastic said,

    Megan, you haven’t updated us in a while…. my grandpa always said no news is good news 🙂

    Stay awesome!

  3. Jenny said,

    Megan i have not piloted anything since college i am so lame huh? i guess i have lost interest? i don’t know strange for me to not want to …i actully have not even boarded a plane since 2000 really and especially since i had my heart attack … but you know what i don’t miss it and if you had not mentioned it here i would never had thought of it …. i must be changing a little huh? heheheh take care and doa touch and go for me ! HUGS

  4. Lisa Wallace said,

    Is your blog now “closed”?
    MW>> Well, I’m not realy posting new stuff (not sure what else I have to say on the topic)…. but I do look for comments and questions and reply as promply as I can.

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