Just curious How many members are connected to aviation in some way? I am a student pilot about 10 hours away from a Private certificate. I always have liked planes, and promised myself one day I would learn to fly. For my 16th B-day, my mom took me to the local airport (I waited a couple more days to get my drivers license). My parents couldn't afford it then and I just figured it would be an after retirement goal. I got started about 3 years ago after a break-up (I need to thank her for that, btw ) and haven't looked back. I just joined the Civil Air Patrol and will be helping them with whatever I can. I currently am in a Cessna 152 and hope to get checked out in a 172 and 182.