I'm a little (OK, a lot) bit late in blogging about this, but last January I took an introductory flying lesson and it was "da bomb!" This hour of fun was a present from my awesome wife.
I took my lesson at the Smyrna, TN airport at Wings of Eagles School of Flight. These guys are excellent and I look forward to going back some time.
Check them out at: http://www.wingsmqy.com/.
I've not continued my lessons for two good reasons: 1. I'm not a small guy, but the planes are tiny. So it's a little close for comfort. B. It's not cheap.
That said I'm working on the first item, by hitting the gym on a regular basis since September and letting my trainer, Mike, kick my butt on a regular basis with his workout routines.