I’m interested in hearing from others who also paid their own way into aviation...but not those who started out with trust funds, inheritance, or white collar jobs. Not whatsoever knocking those blessed with lucky circumstance, but just wanting to hear the other stories of those who ground it out on their own or are still in that process. I’m interested in the self-made, the successes and failures of the quixotic. Just for fun, and maybe it will encourage someone out there to slug it out (pursuing aviation). **Edit: Just interested in histories made or in the making, e.g “geezer” below. Not knocking the wealthy or privileged. Geeze.