First post of I'm sure many. I'm in Louisville KY, 30 years old, with aspirations of mainly pleasure flight, but also being a CFI one day, and some commercial charter part time. After having a dream of flying, and being in a rotary wing aviation unit (support), I have taken the first step, and I did a "discovery flight/first lesson" yesterday with a local school. I've been doing extensive online training with Sporty's, and having a good background knowledge. The CFI is a younger guy earning time toward being UPS pilot. He told me up front he's new to this, and I think i'm his second student. Regardless he was a knowledgeable and great instructor and we clicked. Although i'm going to take another lesson with a different school/CFI, and that school has a much more structured approach. My biggest concern is making sure I can do all chart nav/sectional without GPS, and I mentioned to not let me touch GPS/foreflight until i'm great at charts, although he mentioned to have it handy to check my work. I was able to pick up on all radio comms, look and interperate METAR/TAF as weather wasn't 100% (rain rolling in and ceiling dropping, but it was 11000 ft brk at time of flight). We went through pre-flight and i was able to call out everything except I didn't know what static ports were (he taught me). I started it, he did radio and taxi to run up area. I did the run up checks. He took us to runway, made the calls and he took off straight out of pattern. Shortly after he demonstrated the 4 fundamentals, he had me do them (steep and regular turns, climbs(RIGHT RUDDER!) and descents. I did 360 turn (horrible track, but I kept altitude/speed) back to the airport and just before entering pattern he took back over, did touch and go, entered pattern and landed. I did post flight, and that was it. Even got .5 of that hour in night time!