AOPA Recently published an excellent article about how to purse a private pilot certificate. I highly recommend browsing to the article at AOPA.org.
So, you want to learn to fly. Float the idea to friends and neighbors and they might look at you as if you’re thinking of taking up recreational particle physics or becoming an acrobat in your spare time. But hundreds of thousands of people in the United States fly—and you don’t have to be an engineering whiz or have superhuman pilot skills to do it. You don’t even need to want to do it as a career—you can do it just for fun. Here’s how.