First post, new guy here. A little introduction, and then some thoughts. I turn 45 next month, and I’ve decided getting my PPL is going to be my birthday present to myself. Married 20 years, have five kids. Favorite hobbies are motorcycles and SCUBA. My wife says I only choose expensive hobbies. She has no idea! I live in Utah, but work in Wyoming. I do the commute once a month, it’s about nine or 10 hours drive from home, and I work for 10 days straight, then I’m home again. Flying would be ideal as it’s 370 nautical miles from my local airport to the Wyoming airport. Three of my colleagues are pilots. As a lurker, I want to tell all of POA first of all, you guys are some of the nicest forum individuals I’ve ever seen. Even when you are ragging on someone, you do so with politeness and kindness. Lots of respect. And number two, you guys love acronyms more than anyone I’ve ever met. I mean, YGLAMTAIEM.