Learning to Fly

Though you never stop and are always "Learning to Fly" - this section details my stumbling attempts at first getting a plane into the air through to obtaining my "License to Learn" - in the USA - your PPL - or Private Pilot License.

Percy Pilcher and his glider HAWK in 1899
British pioneer Percy Pilcher and his glider HAWK.  He was ready to try a powered flight in 1899 - four years before the Wright Brothers - but died in a glider accident.