Greetings pilots, I am close to retiring and my plan is to learn to fly and own a plane to travel. My question is this, is it possible or even smart, to obtain my high performance endorsement as I am earning my PPL? My plan/desire is to buy a Cherokee 6/300 or maybe a Piper Dakota and learn to fly in that. I will be purchasing the plane outright, no financing involved, but would my insurance rates be astronomical due to low time in a high performance aircraft? Would it be more financially prudent to learn in a rented Cherokee 180, then obtain my HP at a later time?