I am considering learning to fly an aeroplane and perhaps work towards a Private Pilots Licence. Is there anyone who holds a PPL or is currently learning to fly, that could give me some pointers/experience and advice. I understand you also need to hold a class 2 medical. I live in Sussex and from what I've read the best local place to learn seems to be Shoreham airport. I've also read about distance learning courses where you can learn further theory. What are these like? Is achieving a PPL difficult? and what are the post-PPL course like? (Instrument rating etc.., CPL). I understand you need to put in 45 hours in total of flying time. I would also consider how much spare time I have as I have a full time job and a family. I did a basic flying course at school (theory and just a 1 hour flight) when I was 15 years and loved it. Any advice or commens would be apprieciated.