The pilots that I know would not admit to being "normal" people - they can, after all, fly
I messed around with it when I was in my twenties, but it is never ending, time intensive, commitment to stay current; I just didn't have the time to pursue it.
Other than expense, having both hands and feet that can reach the controls, and have at least one functional eye that can see over the dash, the barriers to obtaining a license are not too much of a problem. One must be 16 years of age to be able to solo
an aircraft and 17 is the age at which you may be awarded a Pilots Certificate.
Flight schools are everywhere in the United States; five alone the small California city were I live.Read this