I'm putting this in the investment area because the people that come here have more sense than the general forum. That said, I appreciate the good and bad advice here. Dilemna: I need 700 hours to upgrade at my current job. I understand that once I have the hour requirement, AND the company and myself feel ready, then I will get the call. However, I want to build time. I also want to become a better pilot. Just need to reiterate that this isn't about me just building time to build time, I want to learn a new skill, enjoy flying, and possible have my own airplane. My idea is to purchase a glider, get my rating, and really enjoy soaring. I want to also lease it to a club where they can use it for instruction / rentals. Obviously I have to find a club that is on board with this, but is the idea somewhat plausible? I feel my Pro's are: - Use the club to help pay the note on it - Have access to an aircraft to build flight time - become an aircraft owner ( i know, it it flies, floats or.....) Con's: - liability - student instruction will occur so it will get beat up Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!