Rich's Quest For Flight

My father was a pilot. He died doing what he loved to do. It has been a goal of my life to become a pilot. Now I have chance to do so. Follow me as I pursue my dream.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Fresh Medical

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First the original milestones. Now the recurring milestones. Today was the first renewal of my original medical certificate. So I am medically fit in the eyes of the FAA for another two years. Naturally I am still responsible for reviewing my own medical status prior to each flight. I was hit with a minor surprise: my blood pressure was just below the maximum limit. This is the first time ever that my blood pressure was a concern. Perhaps it's age, perhaps it's diet. I reckon I have some monitoring to do.

By the way, on the application, I recorded 82 total hours flown with 15 of those in the last 6 months. It was a long and weather filled winter this year. I certainly resolve to improve the hours. My original plan was to fly to as many pancake breakfasts that I could reach. Today's events are causing me to rethink that strategy.


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