Mar 07 2008
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I was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago. Since childhood, I always had the urge to fly, but never really new the logistics of how to become a pilot.
I knew about flight schools at Palwaukee Airport, but always thought it was exorbitantly expensive (which it is indeed ridiculously expensive there). After getting married in September of 2007 to my beautiful wife Lisa, we moved up to Volo, Illinois. During my new work commute I would pass the sign for Campbell Airport and I checked out the website one day. I was surprised to find out they had a “Discover Flight” lesson for only $59! For $59 I figured I’d give it a shot and see what flying in a smaller plane is like. Well, about 3 seconds into that first flight, I knew I had to get my license at this time in my life. Campbell was tons less expensive than Palwaukee, but it still would take a substantial investment. After “Google-ing” around some more, I found out there is Westosha Airport just slightly farther away from my home. After checking out their website, I realized how affordable it could be to actually get my license. Shortly thereafter, I started lessons in Westosha and the rest is detailed here on my blog.
On this site you’ll find my thoughts and experiences on my journey to getting my private pilot license. UPDATE: If you’ve been reading posts since October 2008, you’ll notice that I have indeed earned my private pilot license and loved every minute of my training experience. I will continue to journal my experiences around flying and I hope you enjoy the blog!
Thanks for reading,
Daniel J. Gandor
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