A. You can fly, for example, to another State, in a simple morning’s flight. From Palo Alto, California, you can take a trip over San Francisco, or fly around the SF Bay in an hour. You can pop over to Half Moon Bay Airport, with a 10-minute flight, walk to the HMB Harbor and have lunch.
You can go hiking anywhere in the Western United States. Go skiing in Lake Tahoe or Durango, Colorado, or go sailing in Puget Sound or San Diego. You can fly to places where they offer zip-line tours, see a Shakespeare Play in Ashland Oregon, or visit Santa Fe, NM . . . . You name it, and you can fly there, within a relatively short amount of time.
For some students, obtaining a Pilot’s License makes them stand out on their College / Job Applications and Resumes.
Some other Members like to volunteer for “Angel Flights” (They help ferry patients).
And some other Members like to use their Pilot License to visit family / dates, or commute to a 2nd home. In general, as a pilot, you can cut your travel time by hours, and, road-miles by up to 1/3.
Learning to fly can provide magnificent views. It will broaden your horizons, figuratively as well as literally.