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Old 01-06-2019, 10:06 AM   #1  
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Hello all,
I've recently taken a serious interest in aviation as a career. I'm currently trying to get into an AA flight academy but still trying to get as immersed as possible while I go through the application process.

I've gotten in touch with my local EAA, prospected a ground school, purchased a computer that can run a flight simulator, taken a "light" read of a Cessna 172 POH over a couple weeks, and am trying to get involved with our local CAP.

Might you guys/girls have any other suggestions? I need flight hours, but money is an object so I can't fly more than 2 or 3 times a month. Should I be trying for a variety of planes or would a few rides in one SE and one ME suffice? Any suggestions for a guy like me to really start getting a handle on things to prepare for success would be greatly appreciated and I look forward to sharing what I'm learning for the pilots coming in behind me, if I can.

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Old 01-06-2019, 10:40 AM   #2  
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You can’t do one SE one day and a ME the next. You’ll start in a single engine and work your way up from there. Money is always going to be a factor in anything aviation. Borrow money from either a bank or family member. Your local FBO will save you thousands of dollars over a big name flight academy.

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Old 01-06-2019, 01:03 PM   #3  
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I would suggest doing a discovery flight if you haven't already.
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Start hanging around your local airport, you'll be amazed at what you learn.
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