My training route is incomplete. I want to end up SP, flying my 80HP Sonex experimental that I completed.
10 years ago, I did about 50 hours in C152 (soloed it then) and C172. Quit, due to lack of interest, but then built my plane.
18 months ago, about 35 hours in J-3 Piper (no solo), then 15 hours in Evector in Class C (no solo), then this year about 35 hours (Recreational Pilot, with 3rd Class Medical) in C172 (soloed about 5 hours).
I suddenly think recr pilot not good enough path toward SP flights more than 50 miles. So thinking of resuming J-3 training to finish my SP license (less money, quicker, more confidence), although it is about 2 hours from my home.
How difficult will it probably be for me to transition to my Sonex, after get my SP via Piper J-3?
A lot of my problem seems to be my advanced age (74), as well as extreme caution, but good health. Of course, I plan to get transition training in a Sonex before flying the required Phase I 40 hours off (a good pilot made its first flight for me).
I do think all the training was beneficial experience, just a little slow and expensive.