I want to double check if my first step in obtaining a sport, recreational, or private license is to obtain a student license. I'm assuming student license always comes first, but want to make sure. :-)
I want to make sure that isn't a less expensive way to go than this -- jumping into a more intensive program to go "straight" to the higher level licenses. Want to make sure getting a student license first doesn't financially waste some of the classes, training, or flight hours you pay for -- by them not counting toward the higher level licenses -- where if you had done it differently you would have saved money.
I'm not talking about less learning, just how it's done. (Making sure high enough licensed instructors, right classes, etc.)
As an addition... Do you jump through student, sport, recreational, to private? Or, do you go from student which whichever of these you want?