Back Being an MD

Posted 1 month ago2024-01-23 03:49:23 UTC
satchmo satchmo“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. -- Samuel Beckett”
Well, it turned out that my aviation dream was a big detour in my career.

My reflexes and hand-eye coordination aren't what they used to be, and I hit an obstacle when I tried landing the plane (Cirrus SR20). I never damaged the plane in any way, but my landings were inconsistent--sometimes ballooning, sometimes landing too hard, and sometimes veering off the midline. My instructor could not clear me to fly solo. In addition, my vision was deteriorating after my retinal surgery in 2019. I had to make the tough decision to stop flying and return to medicine.

Now I am about to start working full-time at a new medical practice, and embark on a new but familiar adventure.


Commented 1 month ago2024-01-23 08:19:04 UTC Comment #105920
Damn. I'm sorry to hear that it didn't work out. However, I'm happy to hear you were able to return to your previous calling. I suspect it wasn't too difficult getting a new position, given your decades of experience.
Commented 1 month ago2024-01-23 11:21:21 UTC Comment #105922
If you can walk away from a landing, it's a good landing.
- Sun Tzu
Commented 1 month ago2024-01-23 13:06:12 UTC Comment #105923
Commented 4 weeks ago2024-01-26 00:23:03 UTC Comment #105930
I'm very sorry to hear it :( I hope you don't regret trying - and that working at the new practice will be good
Commented 1 week ago2024-02-12 09:56:20 UTC Comment #105977
You can at least rest assured that you tried. There's always the possibility to play simulators with VR in your spare time, so you can still have this hobby in a safe manner.

Good luck with your new medical practice!

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