Im aroun 10 hours into my training and all is going well. I feel like another 5-8 hours with an instructor would get me comfortable enough to fly with a safety pilot.. but how or who decides when I can start flying with a safety pilot ? I have someone that is willing to help me out.. I just don’t know if I’m the one that decides when I need one or if I need my instructors blessing. Ideally I’d like to fly with a safety pilot and every 3-4 hours , fly with my instructor, then again with safety pilot etc etc. Tips? Thoughts? Help?