Training in Florida is attractive because of all the good flying days… but I’m wondering if the sun and heat are going to be an extra and unnecessary burden as I learn. I barely leave the house if it goes above 85F and I’m not a fan of constant sun. My understanding is that the temperature drops approx 3.3 degrees Fahrenheit every approx 3300 feet and that there’s no air conditioning or window tints in the smaller planes. I’m thinking of possibly training in Chicago through the Fall and then switching to Florida through the winter and early Spring. I spoke with ATP about this and I know they prefer to keep students at one base until achieving CFI, but I got the idea that I could, if necessary, switch between bases.
Any feedback on what it’s like up in the air with no A/C and no tinted windows when it’s horrendously hot on the ground?