You will start doing most of the flying from your very first training flight. How you progress after that depends on how often you are able to fly – some people get to solo in a few months, others take a year or more. As a general rule you will need 50 – 100 flights to go solo, and you will need to go gliding at least once a month to make efficient progress. In a typical half-day training session you will usually complete 3-4 flights with an instructor.