David started his private pilot training in 1981 but did not complete this rating until 1991, all in Prince George, BC, which is very near the geographic center of the province. Soon after he flew 200 hours, he enrolled in commercial training at Boundary Bay/Vancouver. The reason being is that any significant trip goes over the Coastal Mountains or Rocky Mountains and most often he had my children and wife on board - which is pretty precious cargo. David's first 1,000 hours was on a Cessna 182 and at the end he enrolled in IFR training again at Boundary Bay. He has had his IFR rating for around 10 years now and sold the 182 and bought a 1975 Beech Bonanza V35B. He now has just shy of 2,000 hours and still loves flying and especially loves doing full procedures in the Bonanza. Getting his pilot license is one of the best things he has done in his lifetime and he never tires of cross-country trips - which extends into his work as a real estate appraiser.