I have a student that took my handgun courses that is now embarking on giving me flying lessons. Anyway, took my first flight on Monday. I learned a LOT and enjoyed actually flying the plane for a while. 4 take-offs and 4 full stop landings. Flying over the city at night was another amazing highlight of the trip. I hope to have my Private Lic. in a few months and then I hope to drastically reduce the number of commercial flights I take for work. I've raced motorcylces, dragsters, NASCAR, snowmobiles, ATVs, and SCORE vehicles. I've also owned a few boats and had way more than my fair share of muscle cars. Although it was not as "sexy" as some of the other forms of motorized transportation and toys I have played with, it WAS one of the most enjoyable. I guess I am "bitten". Joined AOPA, cruised the net looking at Pipers, Beechs, experimentals, Cirrus, etc, read three magazines, and dreamed of some day owning mt own plane. The snowmobile and the boat are up for sale.