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I used to want to fly, but I really don't anymore. I keep remembering that phrase in the Bible, "Tempt not the Lord thy God." ;-)
Gorges, Learning to fly and getting my pilot license is the best and most rewarding thing I have done in my life. I have wanted to fly ever since I was 6 yrs old and could see the neighbor that lived lower on the hillside fly by at eye level with our house in his Beechcraft on Sundays. It wasn't til I was in my early 20s and living in the US that I had the chance to take lessons and it was one of the first things I set out to do and actually succeeded. Several years later I added an instrument rating and it helped me make it though some of the darkest times in my life. It was difficult but it gave me a goal to focus on and keep going. I don't get to do a lot of it these days as I can't really justify the cost. But the dream lives on in the form of a home-built project moving at an ever so glacial pace in my shop.