I really like the idea of pursuing my PPL by joining a local club for access to lower rental rates on planes and then seeking out a part-time freelance CFI to pay directly for training (and maybe even barter for some of it using my stellar engineering skills!). My question is two-fold: 1. What are some recommended places to seek out private, freelance CFIs in my area? Do I just go creep around at the airport until I see someone giving flight lessons? Are there great local resources/clubs/forums for this search? 2. For anyone in Colorado with any association to BDU, LMO, or BJC, do you have direct recommendations? I've already been acquainted with @denverpilot and @coloradobluesky through another post they replied to here. Maybe you guys have thoughts? Although, I don't think you're strictly in my area necessarily. Bonus question: Is it common for freelance CFIs to also rent out their own plane for training purposes? I would imagine that could be the best value for an aspiring pilot on a budget and potentially the best value for the CFI. Cheers.