Well, this is a little encouraging. I'll turn 47 this year and I'm just about to go back into debt since paying off my house 5 years ago. I'm a little apprehensive to say the least, but flying has always been my one great enthusiastic activity. I fly every week with some breakfast buddies and have accumulated about 1000 hrs as a pvt SEL; need all the additional ratings. The recent influx of job postings is also encouraging.