Well, I had my first actual flight lesson today...and I was well prepared by studying my flight manuals well. I did the taxi, takeoff, and then entered the traffic pattern and landed...all with the instructor's coaching of course. I was aiming for the 1,000 foot marker as my touchdown point, and was probably 200 feet short of it. I must say, I am very surprised at how difficult it was maintaining the plane...I could not maintain an attitude constant enough to keep airspeed steady....sheesh! The nose was all over the place. Well, practice makes perfect, hopefully.....I will need it! How many hours did it take all of you to get your private pilot license?