Now, in addition to lack of time and ability, I am faced once again with lack of funds, a recurring problem over the course of my training to date.
A seasoned flight instructor from BC once told me that in order to succeed, a student pilot needed three things: Time, Money and Desire to fly. One could get away with being a little short on one, she noted, but certainly needed rather a lot of the other two. Time has always been a bit of a stretch for me, and I have found a number of creative ways to stretch it into working (sort of) for flight training. Alas, being short on both time and money presents a seemingly insurmountable hurdle!
At the end of this school year (I'm a teacher), I will have three weeks in July – prime VFR training season, weather-wise – that would be free to commit fully to finally completing my PPL. This would be long past my original goal date of summer 2011, or even my revised date of summer 2012 (I did get my written done last summer). It would also be well beyond my again-revised goal date of Christmas 2012, and my once-more-revised date of my 40th birthday (in March 2013).
But goals can be flexible, can’t they? As long as we keep moving forward?
As I approach July 2013, I will (finally) have plenty of time and continued desire. Now, where the heck can I get some cash?!
Arbitrary generous donation?