I have always been amazed at aviation, who hasn't?. Although I have lived within 2 miles of an airbase for the past 30 years, I have hardly given aviation a passing thought as far as personal interest goes. Suddenly, I discover (or more accurately, take the time to read), about ultralite flying, and I believe that there may be a chance that I can get involved in a hobby that is challenging and exiting. Took a long hard look at this site before joining, and I am grateful for the fact that there appears to be no drama or any other shenanigans so abundant in other forum sites. Therefore, please treat me like 4 year old, when it comes to my level of experience. My background was in Mechanical engineering, which I had the good fortune to have learned at the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (REME). My intentions are to get more involved in our local flying community, learn as much as I can, get some professional (CFI) hours in, and ultimately own a two-seater, so that my wife and I can enjoy the thrill of travel, from a different perspective other than in our motorhome!. I am near to retirement age, and it is time for me to start "living the dream". Looking forward to this new chapter in my life, and hope to actually meet and enjoy the company of like-minded people.