I flew a Rearwin Cloudster from the thirties back around 1948, but learned to fly in a Piper J3 on floats in 1947 and soloed in 4:45 . That was about 32,000 hours ago . However I flew for the airlines for 36 years in DC-3 thru Boeing 727. Received the FAA Master Pilot award around three years ago. I will take a flight review this week to fly Light Sport as I'm only 86.