While I enjoyed flying it was never my passion like riding is. I don't miss it. I didn't even renew my FAA physical. As for being woke up by my alarm at 9:30 in the evening to go to work, it's been 6 months and I barely remember that except that it sucked. I did log all my hours and ended up with around 11,500 hours. I flew most of the 21 years I was in the Navy and then 11 1/2 years flying the Fedex caravan. I do sometimes miss being in the Navy. The flying there was much more interesting. I also had a lot more responsibility in the navy. Flying was only part of my job there. The best way to describe it is that when I was in the navy "I used to be someone".