I am already working on it.
I got the books, but I was late for the summer term class. Will likely do the theory over winter/spring term. In the meantime, will be doing some flying with a pilot friend, getting used to equipment.
While there is a difference between flying a single-engine Cessna versus a commercial jet, as long as I can do any kind of flying I'll be happy. I have an objective to fly a multi-engine King Air type aircraft so I can move around in a larger company of family and friends.
What is the extent of your experience, Steve? What do you fly? How long has it been? Do you fly often and what's your base airport?
My favorite plane to fly so far has been the Grumman American Cheetah. I flew my wife and other couples around the Hawaiian Islands quite often. My favorite Islands to visit were Maui and Kauai. I once had the unique opportunity to fly my Mom through Waimea Canyon on Kauai, when she visited me there.
When I first started training in Multi-Engine aircraft, it was like flying a truck compared to what I was used to. I can remember on my Multi-Engine (Cessna 310C) check ride, the inspector turned off the gas to my right engine on our way to Dillingham airstrip on the north shore, meaning I had to feather that prop and trim for yaw. As we entered the pattern (with only the left engine running), he simulated a landing gear failure, so I had to hand crank the gear down (57 turns) while looking at mirrors on the wing tip fuel tanks. After we had three green and on final approach, he told me our left main landing wheel had blown, so I had to land on the right wheel first, then ease the plane down onto the blown tire. Flaring on landing with just one engine running is critical as the engines generate lots of lift on the wings. Landing on one tire just complicated it that much more.
Congrats on your flight training, Artashes
I'm looking forward to you telling us all about your first solo.