I finally went and did it. Ground school started tonight. So far, it’s fairly dull. We started at least half an hour late. There were more students than chairs, so we wasted time locating more chairs. Then we wasted time with introductions, career paths for pilots, etc. I was surprised by the number of people in the class who are either young and starting a career in aviation or older and starting a second career in aviation. About half the class is there for fun or to make their jobs easier. One guy is an attorney who is tired of driving all over the state to represent his various clients.
In roughly six weeks, I should know this stuff well enough to pass the FAA exam. I haven’t yet decided how I’m going to do the flight school portion. I don’t have time to take the ground school course and study and fly. Since I’m driving home on the weekends, I can’t get the flying in unless I come back early Sunday and fly Sunday afternoons.
I guess we’ll get it figured out eventually. In the meantime, it looks like I have a lot of reading to do!