I have been interested in flying since I was 10. I went to Alaska to visit a friend, and she married a pilot. My friend was my nursery school teacher, and we've been friends eversince. After I met my friend, who's name is Barbara, my dad was transferred to Maryland, because he was in the army. Between that time and the the visit to Alaska, Barbara married a pilot, who's name is Phil. My first meeting with Phil was a flight in his Cessna 170. He allowed me to listen to ATC communication and explain what was happening. Aviation was in my blood! The first thing I learned was pay attention to eaverything when flying. He asked me what the ATIS information was, and i didn't know the answer. I was also shown a transister aircraft radio, which I decided I wanted. The next year, I visited Alaska again, and when I left that radio was in my hand. Every time Phil and I went flying I prepared for the flight the best I could. I'd check the ATIS, and listen to the tower so I knew how busy the airport was at that particular time. I also asked questions about what I heard on the radio. I was glued to that radio, and every waking moment I listened to ATC. I lost interest because I was not able to go frlyin where I was living at that time. When I visited Phil and Barbara, I would once again constantly be listening to ATC at their house. It was difficult for me to stay interested because rides in airplanes were difficult to get where I lived in Maryland. Later I moved to Florida. Again, staying interested in aviation is difficult because finding people who will let me fly with them is difficult. I've been told most private pilots don't want to fly into where i live, Daytona Beach, because it is Class C. This area is very busy, because we have a lot of flight schools. I'm a member of the International Cessna 170 Association, and serve on the board of directors. Recently I was encouraged to get the Advanced Ground School Instructor, and Instrument certificates. I wondered if i could do it because I can't see. After asking questions, and doing research, I determined all I have to do is study and pass the tests. Also, if someone can teach ground school without any flying experience, why couldn't I with the knowledge I have? NO medical certificate is required so my lack of vision should not be an issue. There's a lot about aviation I don't know, and that's why I'm on this forum. I figure as I am studying and have questions I can ask here. IF flying opportunities come, thaht's great, but I don't expect that, nor will I recruit this.