i have a cessna discovery flight set up in a week. i've been putting off getting my pilot's license for a while now. it started with plans of going to comair academy/usaf, neither of which ever came to fruition. now with graduate school and getting my business off the ground behind me, i've finally found a chance to start working on it. the flight instructor explained they always give a maximum price range, so students can't get mad at them if they don't progress quickly. $8500 was his ceiling price. from what i've found from asking around and research the entire web, is 40hr min (60-65hr avg) and ~$6000-6500 in total. the ground school was right at $500 for 9 weeks, half of which is books. i grew up around planes. my stepdad had a biplane, helicopter, and a cropduster i helped him piece together in our living room. my plans now are to get my license, get a cessna 150/172, rack up on flight time, and see where it goes from there. any words of wisdom before i jump into this head first?