I have logged a whole 2.9 hours of flight time on my way to my PPL, when my instructor told me that I should work on my medical, He said, "you never know what will come up, it might take you 3 months to a year to get it". That's when I found out that my DUI from 4 years ago was a problem. I Mean, yes, the DUI was a big problem. I don't drink anymore. My fault, I put myself in that position. I have read enough posts to realize that I may be a Sport Pilot. I know that I could (Probably) get the medical eventually, but I'm in my Mid 40's and I don't want to spend my retirement Jumping through the hoops of the FFA. I have read enough posts to know that it is what it is. So I am going to start by getting My sport Pilot. This will be just a hobby, and I have talked to and read enough to know that the SP Community is great and I think I would have a lot of fun with it. My Question. *** If 2 years down the road, while enjoying my SP, I decide I would like to get a bigger, faster plane and I try for my Medical, and don't get it, would I loose my Sport Pilot for the 6 month to two years It takes to get my paperwork proper? *** Once I open myself up to the FFA there is no putting the genie back in the bottle, So is best to just enjoy the Sport and be happy, Don't want to learn to love something and then have the rug yanked out. Thank you for any advice or shared experiences.