My brother and I went for a jog near my house last night since the weather was so nice. We went a mile or so then turned back. As we were jogging past my neighbor's house, I noticed he was working outside so I stopped to talk to him. When he moved in a few years ago, he mentioned buying some of the land in between our houses and putting a landing strip in. So I talked to him for awhile about flying and told him I'd be taking lessons soon. Turns out that he is a former commercial pilot! He offered to help out with any questions I might have. I think he'll be a good resource. It would be nice to put that landing strip in!