Hello everyone! I wanted to get some valuable input regarding the issue I am trying to figure out. I am going to begin my aviation journey this summer and I am really excited for it! Theres just one problem, I don't know what flight school to choose. I am caught between a school that is locally owned and recommended by my friends dad who is a commercial airline pilot. He happened to know the owners of it and directed me to them! They were very nice and have a very good reputation along with great reviews. They fly a variety of Cessna 172's, which is wonderful! Recently, I just had another discovery flight with a school around the corner from that other school, and it was really great! The instructor was very nice and gave a lot of insight and information about their program. They operate only 2 diamond da40's with the Garmin g-1000 avionics package. My parents really liked the plane because he explained that it is really safe, but also explained that if I did training in a Cessna that at some point I would have to transition into a plane that uses the Garmin package, which is what would cost me more. Which segments into the issue, do I learn to fly in a Cessna with the one flight school and save about $2,000-$3,000? Or do I pay the extra (around $12-$13,000) and learn to fly with the other school? I am just not sure what to do because I loved both places so much and it certainly is a hard decision to make. (as a disclaimer, I personally don't mind learning to fly in a Cessna, but I just want to make sure its worth it because I plan on going on to make this my career someday).