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(No, not a Tom Petty song.)

I think I'm going to try to pull enough money out of my ass to take a first flying lesson later this month. I did some Googling last night, and I can get an introductory flying lesson from Horizon Aviation, about 30 minutes away, for $150, which includes one hour of loggable-flight time.

I've been wanting to do this for years. It's always the money that's the problem. Hopefully we can make it happen soon, before I lose the determination.

Edit: Talked to a friend who recently got his license. He says that it's probably best to do a couple discovery flights at different places first, to get an idea of the instructor/instruction style/etc. before signing up a single place. So, I'm going to make it a goal to do a discovery flight at Horizon before the month is up -- that'll only be ~$60, and then I can figure out what I'm going to do beyond that afterwards.

It's likely that I should wait on this, if I actually want to make it cheaper, so I can do a bunch of the pre-solo stuff close together. (Or so I'm told.) I don't know if I have the patience. We'll see.
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Something that I didn't take the time to mention yesterday was the gift that I got from Jess for Father's Day: a form for flying lessons. I've wanted to learn to fly for years, and have never felt that it was worth it, because it was always too expensive. Thanks to her though, I finally get to learn to fly! :)

I'm really excited about it, and need to pick a day to go do it.

August 2017



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