Hi PoA, I'm just getting started on my journey towards a PPL. I've gone on a couple discovery rides in various craft and I think a Cessna 152 makes the most sense for primary training. There are a couple of schools near me that offer them at similar rates, but I'm having a hard time selecting between two good options. Option one is a Sparrowhawk at a school with two such planes (and a third undergoing the Sparrowhawk upgrade). $75/hr wet. Towered airport near me with a CFI available in the morning when the density altitude will be better for these little birds. The one I flew in had ADS-B built in and I've heard good things about the maintenance at the school. I liked the instructor, who seemed very rigorous at least in his application of checklists, which resonates with my goals for myself as a pilot. The only drawback is that he's on the typical CFI career-plan: build enough hours and go ATP. I completely respect his goal, but... Option two is an instructor with somewhere near 30,000 hours flown, who retired from the ANG and United, and has flown most everything. He's not going to hit his 1500 hours and bound off to SkyWest leaving me searching for a new CFI (I've heard the horror stories). Undoubtedly CFI 2 has forgotten more about flying than any 10 pre-ATP CFIs combined will ever learn. But... the school has only one 152, and it's not a Sparrowhawk. If it's unavailable for maintenance, I'm either flying something unfamiliar or nothing at all. The airport is non-towered and less convenient to home or work (but not unreasonably). And the CFI isn't available in the mornings, so density altitude is more of a factor when we'd be able to fly. I'm leaning toward option 1, as I'm raring to get flying, ideally 3-4 times a week. But I don't want to miss out on the opportunity to learn from someone like CFI 2. What do you all think? Also: is this a false dichotomy? What is the etiquette of flying with multiple instructors? Is a reasonable compromise to do the bulk of my flying with CFI 1 due to greater availability, but take an occasional lesson with CFI 2? I don't want to insult anyone, but I also consider myself fully responsible for my training and intend to get the best bang for my (many) bucks. Thank you all for your thoughts (and for the many hours I've spent lurking here since I decided I really didn't need any extra money).