Karl thanks for the long message nice to see members keen to help newbies like my self.
A little about my aviation intrest:
From the time i was 4 i have wanted to be a pilot its all i see my self doing and my intrests havnt changed since then and ill be 18 in march.
I have been with a friend of mine to johannesburg international many time in the past (zak economides) he has a couple of photos on here.... sadly i was using a film camera so yea not much hope there, he was using the canon d300 and wow amazing camera but way out of my budget.
Do i see this as a long hobby diffently, Im proud to say that iam completely in love with aviation and the only thing i can ever see my self doing is becoming a pilot.
Hope that gives ya abit more info about me
Ill be waiting for your reply as to see what you recommend as the best option