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Feb 9, 2009
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I'm new to the real plane flying thing, planning to take some lessons for the first time this summer. I'm wondering, for those of you flying aerobatic planes and the like, how you got started. Clearly a Pitts or the like isn't a good training plane. Did you get a normal pilots license and rent until you were good enough to fly the plane you wanted? Did you buy a more traditional plane to get some experience time in and then move up to the plane you really wanted?

Also, what kind of license do you have? Sport, pp, etc.

Just trying to learn all I can before I start spending the $. I obviously have a lot of time & money to go (getting my training and cert) before any of this really matters, but I like to start my research early.

Lastly, do you need to know what type of cert you want before starting training? I'm not sure if I'll want a regular private pilots cert. or a sport pilot cert. Do I need to make this call before I start my training?



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