Started at 15, soloed at 16, private at 17. A few (IFR, Comm. SE/ME, AGI/IGI, CFI) at 19, and CFII at 20.
On a side note, a few days ago I got FAA approval to take my Airframe Mechanic tests, so hopefully I will have at least my "A" within the next couple of months, and maybe will get the "P" this winter. I'm psyched...I guess slaving away in the shop for a few years is going to pay off after all!
Wanted to fly for my whole life, and there was other choice for me in what my career was going to be. I started taking lessons when I was 16, got my PPL when I was 19 and did my instrument a year later in 3 months. Working on the commercial now at 21.
Started flying at 23 (and a half technically). I'm now 25 (and a half, technically
) and I'm taking my Multi-Commercial on July 12. Afterwhich I'm doing my MEI/CFII and eventually my single engine commercial stuff.
My father flew and I was around, and loved, airplanes and aviation (and the airlines) since day one. Dad just never pushed it and I neve really thought about it - school, college etc. - until one day my younger brother decided to do it and that kinda kicked me into gear.
Always had the dream of being an airline pilot like most above.. But I also started at the age of 15 and now have my private at 17. Will start the pursuit of the rest of my tickets at Panan within the next year.