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OT-ish: Learning how to fly in San Diego

OT-ish: Learning how to fly in San Diego

Old Jul 10, 14, 4:46 pm
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OT-ish: Learning how to fly in San Diego

I've thought about taking flying lessons for a little while now and done some research into the handful of flying schools/clubs in the SD area. I was wondering if anyone has any experience actually taking lessons/classes down here. Thoughts? Recommendations? Advice?

I have a feeling that I'm going to enjoy learning what all of the displays show and when/why to adjust different levers more than the actual flying itself, so I've been trying to figure out what the different lessons offered might be like.
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Old Jul 16, 14, 8:15 pm
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OT-ish: Learning how to fly in San Diego

I earned my private at Palomar and instrument at Montgomery. Busy airspace to learn but by the time you're done you'll be an expert with ATC.
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Old Jul 23, 14, 11:36 am
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Miramar College (San Diego Community College District) has FAA approved ground school which is cheap for residents since it's a Community College and earns college credit if that counts for anything. You still need to work out flight training with a flying club or school but it can be a significant cost savings on the ground school portion of it.
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