student pilots get the idea that the number of hours they spend
before soloing is a good measure of their piloting skill. While
it is true that, all things being equal, this might be true, all
things are rarely, if ever, equal. Instead, the actual number of
hours it takes before that first significant milestone in a person's
flying career is dominated by a number of other factors.
calculator below is a joke. That is, it has no basis in reality
or accuracy outside of the very general notion that it attempts
to illustrate how factors may influence time to solo. Give it
a try and see just how inaccurate it is!