Starting Instrument Ground School on October 7th class is all day 7-8 and 21-22 I'm doing the King course and Gleim beforehand so that on the 22nd, I can walk out of class, go to the testing station and pass the written. I've got to find an instructor and start flying in November. I need to determine if I'll use our club (best rates, but they're all PT with day jobs, so scheduling can be hard) or spend a little more and get trained someplace wehre someone can do 3 day a week flying with me. Also, our club won't have simulators, but if I go to either of the other options on field, they have advanced simulators. So the hourly rate would be higher in the "non club", but I'd get more simulator time, which would be cheaper.