I started taking flying lessons again and I am a few hours in. I’m currently renting from an airport very close to my house and a 172 runs for $168 an hour wet. There’s a flying club 20 minutes away at a different airport that charges $2000 to join and then it is $60 dry. I figure 7 gallons per hour so about $90 per hour wet. They also have several different airplanes in their club including a debonair, 182, and Archer. If my math is correct 25 hours is the break even point after joining the club compared to renting a 172. Being a rusty pilot I can see using up all of this 25 hours just in becoming current. I initially got my private pilots license by just renting but was curious if anyone had any good experiences from clubs and any of the pitfalls or downsides.