I just joined about 2 minutes ago and wanted to quickly introduce myself (and ask a question). I am a student pilot with about 15 hours of flight time in a Cessna 150 and passed my FAA written a couple of months ago. I am looking forward to getting my private pilots license perhaps by the end of next year.
I'd like to buy a used airplane shortly after getting my license and have been trying to learn about the different options (Cessnas, Pipers, Cirrus, Diamond, Beechcraft, Vans, etc.). But recently I've noticed a ton of covers in the various flying magazines featuring the supercubs and their clones, etc. Living in Northern California, where can you land these to make getting one worth while? I realize that this is probably a silly question for those in the know already but I really have no clue about these planes and who/where they are flown. Are there any good books or other sites that explain how/where to fly these planes? Exactly where are you allowed to land these? Are there any such places in my area (within say 500 miles of San Francisco?) that I can land one? Where do you go to learn to fly them?
Apologies for all the questions but I'm really excited about these planes (I love backpacking/fly fishing).