Half Fast wrote:LOL!
Yeah, I started training when my son was in his final semester. Mortgage is gone, kids are grown, and last year the dog died. Life is now much simpler. Work is still hectic, but I can deal with that.
Sounds somewhat similar to my life. Son is out of college and on his own, daughter #1 is in final year, and daughter #2 is out of house as a college freshman. Time to shift gears. Not a mid life crisis, but an empty nesting shift maybe?
Anyway, just found a CFI in Louisville who is willing to teach. It will be in a Cessna 172, so I get a good start and cover most things (not solo or cross country in the Cessna of course).
Spoke with Nathan at US Sport. He said someone like me with 0 time in the cockpit really needs 3 weeks continuous training (not the 2 weeks advertised on their ads). Why they have those ads is another issue.
But I can't really see taking 3 weeks vacation at one shot - work too complicated for that. But I think I could swing 2.
So.... looks like I'm probably going to get a start on training locally (get 15-20 hours or so to get a foundation), and then do 2 weeks at US Sport to finish. They also have the FAA examiner available for the check ride after the training, and flying with them will also provide training to get their endorsement for B, C, D airspace. Thus I should be able to walk away with the license and B, C, D endorsement.
BTW - sorry about the dog.