Ground School and My Medical

No flying today, but there were a couple of things of note. I got my student pilot/medical certificate, which involved a trip to the doctor to make sure I don’t have any problems which would prevent me from flying.

Tonight I started ground school. School is not required; some people study on their own. That’s what I originally planned to do, but I decided to take the classes for the following reasons.

  • It’s a way to meet other students.
  • It’s cheap (under $100 for about 30 hours in the classroom).
  • It’s a chance to hear the material from another instructor’s perspective.
  • We’ll probably learn things that aren’t covered in the books. (Such as the differences between the planes I use and those some of the other students fly.)
  • Having weekly classes forces us to keep up with the reading.
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