Commercial ASEL here with an instrument rating. Haven't flown since 1987. Have about 650 hours in everything from a T-33 to a Stinson Station Wagon. Most of my time has been in 150s, 172, 177, 182. Was in several flying clubs with 182s, 172s, and a Cherokee Six 300. My dream of being an airline pilot died when I became a single parent. That temporary, full-benefit job that I had with the Air Guard fixing fighter avionics didn't look too bad after that. I retired from there in 2005. Looking at what has happened to airline pilots and their retirement packages, I think I'm glad I didn't go that route. I have five expensive hobbies. Flying is the only one that I haven't been able to do somewhat cheaply. It's just way too expensive, and my wife isn't as in love with flying as I am.