With work obligations life and weather getting in the way I have spent the last 4 years learning to be a private pilot. It was and still is a long road and I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have completed almost every test and requirement leading up to my final check ride for my private pilot certificate. I think the foundation laid by my first instructor at a small flight school on Clinton county Airport (I66) has served me well on my journey. I have had no less than seven different instructors but the basics and the foundation laid by my first instructor has gotten me to where I am now, you might be thinking where is that and I will tell you I am around 4 hours and 10 landings away from being ready for my check ride from an FAA examiner. There are a slew of required tests knowledge and maneuvers including but not limited to weather, aircraft, systems, performance, airports and regulations that must be learned or demonstrated for your final check ride. I have enjoyed and learned from almost every lesson and solo flight I have had on my journey to becoming a private pilot. The requirements have and are changing slightly so as to make newer pilots safer after they achieve the coveted PPL. In my journey I have had instruction in a Cessna 150 and 172 along with Champion model 7.