I am aiming to get my PPL(A) licencse next year, the official start will be around spring, when my savings plan is due.
I have lately been able to free up my schedule a little for the current year, and I am thinking about using this spare time to prepare for the PPL course.
To not make the question too broad I've compiled three core questions:
- Does it make sense to start practizing with a flight simulator?
- The theoretical part of the license can also be taken as an online course which I can afford financially already. Should I do this now, or attend regular classroom training with a FI next year?
- How meaningful are trial lessons?
For completeness, I am in Europe.
Thank you for your advice in advance.