Aircraft Pilot . . . *SHSB
There are several different types of pilot's licenses, from student pilot all the way up to airline transport pilot. The FAA website is a great place to start your research about getting your pilot's license. The website describes the eligibility, training, experience, and testing requirements for Student Pilots, Recreational Pilots and Private Pilots.
A traditional private pilot's license can cost upwards of $12,000 and require months to complete. The cost of the license is a significant deterrent for most enquirers. However, a light sport license could cost under $5,000 and take a dedicated student less than two weeks to finish. It's definitely an affordable way to get off the ground and practice spreading your wings before you upgrade to a private license.
There are a few restrictions that come along with the FAA's light sport certificate. You can only fly a plane that weighs under 1,320 pounds fully loaded, during daytime hours in "visual flight conditions" (good weather), and take only one passenger.
Below are some resources to help you get started... including financing!
So, stop dreaming and start flying. :o)
Here is a flight training funding option that the funds can be used for everything from starting and finishing primary training to advanced training. The loans are designed not just for new students, but also for those already in flight training who pay for one flight hour at a time. Financing flight training at a highly competitive rate can mean completing training sooner, and without the interruptions that can degrade flying skills. See the offer for a FREE six-month trial membership for student pilots.