April 16, 2019
Author: Bianca Yang
I had been waiting for my student pilot certificate for about four months at this point. I’d completed the IACRA registration on Dec 15, 2018. With a 120 day valid period, I had until April 15, 2019 to get my plastic card. Well, the months passed by. There were some issues with the system so my record wasn’t processed until Feb 23, 2019. As much as people like to complain about government slowness, surely it doesn’t take over a month to mail a piece of plastic to a person. I called the airmen registry on 4/4/19. I checked my mail on 4/15 and voila!, there it was, my beautiful, shiny student pilot certificate.
So what’s this dream thing about? 3 - 5 days before I went to pick my certificate, I had an emotional dream where I had gotten my certificate out of the mail. I remember peeling my card off the paper it was attached to. I decided to ignore that dream and not check my mailbox for a couple of days, figuring that the dream was entirely a hoax. You see how that turned out.