Hey guys - So I've had my written done now for quite some time. It was the first thing I did. The "original" game plan I had in mind, was to use my Veteran benefits to go through and pay 100% of my IFR ticket, which requires it be done under Part 141. The one school in the entire state that is a 141 and accepts veteran benefits, has been painstakingly slow, and the pace is just not working out at all for me, and I don't really care for the way they train either. Not to mention, the paperwork process is completely to new to them (apparently I'm the first student ever with VA benefits), and it's been held up because they don't know how to file it properly. Needless to say, I'm fed up. I wanted to have my IFR done by August 1st, and it's now November and I've got little to show for it, plus a loss of retention due to the ridiculous "months" of lag in the hurry up and wait game. As a result, I've pretty much abandoned the idea of a 141 school / VA benefits and am looking for other options. The biggest challenge I have, is that I still do not have my own plane. I'm mostly flying / renting a DA-40 currently. I will probably buy a twin when ready, and go down the multi-instrument rating when ready.... but right now, it's just not in the cards. I won't beat around the bush, I'm looking for a "deal" that's not gonna break the bank. A 7 to 10 day accelerated course that provides me a plane and real-life practical and gets me to the point I'm prepared for the oral and practical. I've got 13.4 Actual IMC logged + 2.1 SIM, + 4.6 Hood. Against aprox. 1000 hrs PIC. I've got bills, bills, bills, that have to be paid.... but I'm fed up and strongly desire to get my IFR done. I've got Hotel / Airline / Travel points up the wazoo to go to wherever I need to go to get this done..... but at the same time, on a dime. Looking for options.