I saw this deal on Groupon today:
Well, for one thing you're not going to be flying the plane in the picture. That's a much more advanced aircraft than they use for flight training, but the thing that really struck me was the price. Waaaayyy back in 1977 and 1978 I got my pilot's license at Orange County Airport. This grainy old photo is me standing by a Cessna 172 before taking my Dad and Mom up for a flight.
I can't believe how expensive flying has gotten. I don't know how a 21-year old today could afford to pay for their own flight training like I did back then.