Why get a private pilot's license?
Flying a plane is something I've wanted to do for a long time, but never seemed to manage to have both the necessary time and money simultaneously.
So besides the obvious fun factor, why would anyone want to get a PPL?
Well, just like a driver's license gives you the basic freedom to rent or own a car and drive it on public roads, a pilot's license gives you the freedom to rent or own a plane, and fly it in controlled airspace.
Instead of driving to a vacation destination, you can head to an airport or flight club, and rent a plane for the weekend. In addition to being faster, it can also be a more scenic, and possibly even less stressful mode of transportation.
As a bonus, my New Zealand PPL will be easily transferable to a Canadian license when I return.